Colin's Keys to taking down the Timbers

colin's keys 2023

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Here are Colin’s keys to the 'Caps extending their eight-match unbeaten streak as they travel down Cascadia to face the Timbers in Portland. 

Stay organized

Portland are traditionally one of the best counterattacking teams in MLS.

You only need to look at their game against Seattle last month.

We need to be organized when we have the ball.

Over the top

Portland play with a high back four.

This is an area that we can exploit.

The ball over the top will be a very good option for us.

Chara vs. Cubas

These are probably the two best defensive midfielders in MLS.

We will need to win the midfield battle to control this game. 

Chara has had a great career, but it’s Cubas for me.