Colin's Keys

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Here are Colin’s keys as the 'Caps go for a big win in Seattle.

Defend well front to back

Both teams will be missing key players.

Seattle will still be very dangerous though, including Nicolás Lodeiro and Raúl Ruidíaz who have already combined for five goals and four assists in MLS this season.

The ‘Caps will need to defend well right from front to back.

White Gauld

These two were a driving force behind the ‘Caps success to end last season.

Injuries have limited them to only two starts with more than 60 minutes together so far this season.

Their influence in this one could be critical.

Cody Cropper the shot stopper

Goalkeeper Cody Cropper has been in excellent form for the ‘Caps.

He’s come up big since stepping into the net, and he kept the team in the last game versus Real Salt Lake before they found a late winner.

He will need to continue to be sharp.