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.
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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