Fire Confidential

RIVERA: Seattle match is must win for Fire

 

The Fire don't return to full training until Wednesday ahead of the weekend re-match with Seattle Sounders.  Seattle, however has a Champion's League match in Mexico against Monterrey on Wednesday night.  The game is a must win since Chicago is now a full ten points behind Seattle for the eighth and final spot with two games still in hand.  A loss at home on Saturday night could be the final nail in the coffin. 

With seven matches remaining the Fire need to essentially run the table in order to have a realistic chance at qualifying for post season.  Of course, given recent form that is not realistic in and of itself but I'll look at it anyway.  Here's a rundown of each contender's remaining fixtures with possible outcomes.

 

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Remaining Matches: Seattle, @San Jose, @FC Dallas, Columbus, Kansas City, DC, @Chivas

If I'm sipping red Kool Aid and believe that the Fire will hold true to my original predictions I'll assume that the team can finish the season on a 5-1-1 run.  Not gonna happen?  Okay, bear with me here.......those results would give them a total of 42 points.

 

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