Colin’s Keys to the 2023 season opener

Colin Miller's Keys to the Match 2022

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Here are Colin’s keys to the first match of the 2023 season against Real Salt Lake.

Build on positive preseason

The club made an intentional effort to have a better preseason this year.

They started with tough games in Spain and then went undefeated in their six games in Palm Springs.

Now they need to build on the very positive aspects of preseason and their strong season ending form of 2022.

Be hard to beat at home

This team has been good at BC Place.

They had one of the best home records in MLS last year.

They need to continue to be hard to beat at home and to make BC Place a difficult place for teams to play.

Ryan Gauld’s influence

When Ryan Gauld reached his best form last year it was no coincidence that the team did too.

His eight goals and nine assists in MLS play were good last season, and he's capable of even more.

The 'Caps need to keep him involved.