Cooperstown, NY -- It’s a speech Frank Thomas has been working on for four months-- at his home, in hotels, in Chicago, Los Angeles, Cooperstown, and aboard airplanes flying all over America since


Line combinations can sometimes be rolls of the dice. You want the right chemistry, the right fit and the right mix of attributes.


Sunday’s result in the last match of the season was in line with the year the Fire just endured.


It’s possible that the Fire can clinch a playoff berth in Saturday’s last regular season home match against Toronto FC – but don’t count on it.


The Fire is back in playoff position in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference. That’s a big positive, though the club’s playoff status might last barely 24 hours.