Colin's Keys

Tune in on matchdays for a one hour pre-match show and one hour post-match show as Colin Miller and Corey Basso call the action live on AM730. Saturday’s pre-match show kicks off at 6:00 p.m. PT at whitecapsfc.com/am730.

Here are Colin’s keys for the 100th all-time match against Portland Timbers.

Put the Timbers under pressure

Portland have conceded 11 goals, tied with San Jose for the most in the Western Conference.

The 'Caps must put their backline under pressure, particularly their fullbacks.

The Timbers will be without right back Pablo Bonilla who received a red card in their 3-1 home loss to LA Galaxy.

Influence of Gauld and White

For the first time this season, Ryan Gauld and Brian White started for the 'Caps last weekend.

It was no coincidence to see the 'Caps get their first win of the season as they had a massive impact on how the 'Caps played before Pedro Vite and Lucas Cavallini came on for them.

They're both still building back up to full fitness, but the 'Caps will need more of the same.

BC Place fortress

It may feel like I'm repeating myself, but BC Place really is becoming a home fortress for the 'Caps.

Since last year, they have now gone 8W-1L-2D at BC Place. The crowd is playing their part, and players are responding to the home support.

But the 'Caps will need to be wary, as that one loss came at the hands of these Timbers.