The Fire picked up their 12th draw of the season after battling to a scoreless tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps at Toyota Park on Wednesday night.
Two of England's more successful clubs rolled through Chicago this weekend and came away impressed with the state of U.S. soccer and the direction in which it's headed.
Harry Kane's fifth-minute goal was all Premier League side Tottenham needed to get past the Fire, 2-0, in a Saturday night friendly at Toyota Park.
10mAs the Fire head into Saturday's match, they will be going head-to-head against the Columbus Crew as both teams fight for an Eastern Conference playoff spot.
10mAlex scored the tiebreaking goal in the 86th minute, Sean Johnson made four saves, and the Chicago Fire beat the New England Revolution 3-2 on Saturday night.
10mThe Chicago Fire had a chance to improve its playoff chances during a recent three-game stretch, but came away with only two of a possible nine points, which could leave them on the outside looking in.
10mThe United States clinched its seventh straight World Cup berth after defeating Mexico, 2-0, on Tuesday night. Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan both scored for the United States.
10mThe Fire still has a chance to make the postseason, but after allowing an own goal in the 89th minute against Seattle in a 2-1 loss, the road is getting tougher for Frank Klopas' group.
10mBoth the Fire and Sounders will be down two players in Saturday night's contest in Seattle. The Fire look to take advantage of key missing Sounders players Eddie Johnson and Clint Dempsey.
11mAfter a draw against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, playoff hopes for the Fire is fading, but still alive. The Fire remained stuck in seventh place with nine games left in the MLS season.