The Fire hasnt finished work on its 2012 season yet, but the club already took its first big step towards preparing for 2013 on Wednesday with the signing of German defender Arne Friedrich.
The Fire were a good home team until Wednesday night.
And, the Houston Dynamo was a bad road team until Wednesday night.
By Jeremy Mikula
The Fire goes into its first Major League Soccer playoff match since 2009 on Wednesday lacking momentum and postseason experience. Maybe that matters, maybe not.