Dominic Dwyer headed in his 21st goal of the season to help Kansas City clinch a playoff spot and beat the Chicago Fire 2-0 on a rainy Friday night.
The Fire recorded their 18th draw of the season on Sunday and found themselves on the outside of the playoff picture as they couldn't record a win against the Impact.
The Fire announced Tuesday the signing of French striker Florent Sinama-Pongolle. He most recently played with FC Rostov of the Russian Premier League, where he scored two goals in 18 matches.
4yAs the short-handed Chicago Fire kept a 1-0 lead against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Omar Gonzalez headed in a corner by Landon Donovan, salvaging a 1-1 tie Saturday afternoon.
4yThe Chicago Fire are five points out of playoff position and hope to step up their game and look to avoid a three-game slide as they play the Los Angeles Galaxy. Catch the game LIVE on Comcast SportsNet.
4yFredy Montero scored twice on Saturday night, but none were bigger than his header in stoppage time that boosted Seattle past the Fire with a 2-1 score. Chicago's only goal came from John Thorrington.
4yHouston Dynamo forward Brian Ching got the last of his three goals at the 85th minute mark to put the Fire away for good on Saturday night. Calen Carr scored his third goal in two games for the Fire.
4yIn his return from a strained quadriceps injury Wednesday night, Fire forward Calen Carr came off the bench to score the game-winning goal in Chicago's 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution.
4yFire midfielder Freddie Ljungberg talks about the Fire's big win over the New England Revolution Wednesday night and whether or not the team can make the MLS playoffs on Chicago Tribune Live.
4yChicago fire forward Calen Carr made his return to the lineup tonight after missing the first 16 games with a quadriceps injury. He triumphed the Fire to a 2-1 win scoring a clutch goal with just over seven minutes left.