Colin Miller's Keys to the Match

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Here are Colin’s keys for the match against LA Galaxy.

A strong performance from Hasal

It was not an ideal start for the 'Caps in their last outing as they conceded inside the first minute.

For young Thomas Hasal, it had been 10 months since he last played in an MLS match.

Now with a match under his belt, it's important that he gets into a rhythm early.

Getting himself off to a good start will help the back four and team settle down.

Set plays in both boxes

Set plays were a real threat for the 'Caps early in this season.

They will need quality and consistent delivery to get back to this strength.

On the other end, they need to be aware of the danger that the Galaxy possess.

Rayan Raveloson in particular is a big lad who scored a good goal for them in their win against FC Dallas during their last match.

Keep the wide midfielder players more direct

The 'Caps have two danger men on the wings with Cristian Dájome and Déiber Caicedo.

They can cause real trouble for the opposition, but they need to keep them playing more direct.

We've seen glimpses of that in recent matches, including the second half against this same LA Galaxy team.

It's key for them to come out, attack, and put pressure on the Galaxy.

Now's the time to end the winless run.