By Kyle McCarthy
1. How will Martin Rennie deal with his lineup dilemma?: Rennie would probably prefer to find a place for seasoned, if somewhat out-of-form, Scotland internationals Kenny Miller and Barry Robson for this one-off fixture. Their experience would probably benefit the side given the enormity of the task at hand. The major problem: the team, as a whole, may stand a better shot with more speed on the field.
2. Dictating the tempo: Vancouver emerged with a 0-0 draw at Real Salt Lake on Saturday by adopting a conservative approach. A similar gambit represents one of two viable options for Rennie because his side is organized enough in its probable 4-2-3-1 setup to stand a decent chance of holding out. The other involves deploying the likes of Darren Mattocks, Dane Richards and Camilo Sanvezzo to increase the speed available and push the cadence of the game past the point where the Galaxy feels comfortable. If the game settles into a steady rhythm, then the balance tips heavily in the Galaxy’s favor.