HARRISON, N.J. - (AP) -- Peguy Luyindula had three assists and the New York Red Bulls beat the Chicago Fire 5-2 on Sunday to finish with Major League Soccer's best record.
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.
Coming from the Fire’s longest-standing beat writer (going back to Day 1 of the franchise over 16 years ago), this should be considered a fair appraisal.