Daniel Paladini


Needless to say, Saturday’s 2-0 road loss to the New England Revolution was a costly one for the Fire.


The Fire appeared on the road to recovery after a dismal 2-7-2 start to the Major League Soccer season.  Now, however, there’s some doubt about that.


The Fire goes into its first Major League Soccer playoff match since 2009 on Wednesday lacking momentum and postseason experience. Maybe that matters, maybe not.


Home field advantage is one thing, and the Fire has enjoyed its best season ever playing at Toyota Park. The Fire is 11-3-2 there going into Saturdays last regular season match against D.C.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Eddie Gaven scored Columbus' first goal and assisted on the second by Emilio Renteria as the Crew defeated the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Saturday night.