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 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.
A return to the Major League Soccer playoffs seems very possible for the Fire now.
Two points out of the playoffs with three matches to go.