Colin Miller's Keys to the Match

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.

Wednesday’s pre-match show kicks off at 5 p.m. PT at whitecapsfc.com/am730. Here are Colin’s keys for the first ever match against Austin FC.

Take the crowd out of the game

Coming into their expansion season, Austin has had a boisterous crowd at Q2 Stadium. They will be desperate for a win on Wednesday.

The ‘Caps need to take the crowd out of the game right away.

That means that they need to be patient and don’t give anything away to give their fans a lift.

Austin’s high back line

Austin play a high back line.

The ‘Caps should be aware of opportunities over the top or through for a quality midfield or centre forward run.

That could be the way forward in this one.

Defensive discipline

The ‘Caps had a clean sheet last time out when they played at San Jose Earthquakes.

They will again need to fight tooth and nail to do the same in Austin.

That means from front to back. It will need to be a total team effort.

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