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.

Saturday's pre-match show kicks off at 6:30 p.m. PT at whitecapsfc.com/am730.

Here are Colin’s keys for the match at LAFC.

Battle of young keepers

Thomas Hasal is 22, and Tomas Romero from LAFC is 20.

Neither began the season starting for their club, but Hasal has now started three straight with Maxime Crépeau away, while Romero has now started six straight for LAFC..

MLS has a number of terrific young goalkeepers, and these are two bright stars for the future.

Let’s see what they can do to help their sides on Saturday.

Keep Vela and Rossi quiet

This is much easier said than done. Both players are capable of destroying any team in the league.

Rossi has scored in two his past three matches, while Vela has goals in two straight.

The ‘Caps back four will need to be very careful in tracking their movement.

Be ready from the start

LAFC are a very good attacking team, and they will be playing in front of a boisterous home crowd.

It’s a very tough environment to play in.

Being ready from the first whistle and keeping their discipline will be critical for the ‘Caps.

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