The good news is the Fire is awaiting its first playoff match since 2009. The bad news is the Fire goes into Wednesday nights meeting with the Houston Dynamo with absolutely no momentum.
Saturday was a strange night for Chicago soccer.
The Fires opponent in a Sunday road match has had a rocky season, and the focal point of it was a Chicago legend.
Things are different now.
The Fire has made three significant announcements since its 1-0 loss to Englands Aston Villa in Saturday nights international friendly at Toyota Park.