Florent Sinama-Pongolle scored in the first minute of stoppage time to help Chicago beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Friday night to end the Fire's eight-game winless streak.
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.
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.
4yInternational stars Freddie Ljungberg and Thierry Henry squared off as the Fire welcomed the New York Red Bulls to Toyota Park on Sunday, but neither team scored in a 0-0 draw.
4yFreddie Ljungberg, the Fire's newest designated player, will make his Toyota Park debut against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday and he and the Fire are ready for the challenge.
4yAfter taking part in his first practice with the Fire on Wednesday, Freddie Ljungberg's new teammates can't hide their excitement about adding the Swedish midfielder.
4yThe Fire have signed former Arsenal and Swedish international midfielder Freddie Ljungberg. A founding member of the Seattle Sounders, he's played in two World Cups.