Colin's Keys to a Cascadia Cup derby vs. Portland

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Here are Colin’s keys to the first Cascadia Cup match of the season against Portland Timbers at BC Place.

Put the past in the past

Wednesday's result is history.

This is a big match. It's a chance to build on the last four MLS games unbeaten, to gain momentum and climb up the standings, and to beat a rival.

There needs to be total focus and energy on getting a positive result against Portland.

Watch the counter attack

The Timbers are dangerous on the counter attack.

We need to be organized when we have the ball.

Better in possession

There were opportunities to get forward in the last match.

We need to be better, and quicker, in possession. The final ball needs to be at a better level.

Once again, we need to be aggressive in both boxes.