For now, at least, Sunday’s battle between the Fire and New York Red Bulls is the most important match of the weekend in Major League Soccer.
The Fire put playoff tickets on sale this week, a necessity even though the club is yet to clinch a playoff berth.
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.
A peek at the Major League Soccer standings suggests that a match against D.C. United is just what the Fire needs to jump-start its hopes of playing in the postseason.