Sunday’s result in the last match of the season was in line with the year the Fire just endured.
The strangest season in the Fire’s 16-year history was bound to come down to this.
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.
By Charlie Roumeliotis