The Fire were a good home team until Wednesday night.
And, the Houston Dynamo was a bad road team until Wednesday night.
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.
Saturday was a strange night for Chicago soccer.
The Fire has made three significant announcements since its 1-0 loss to Englands Aston Villa in Saturday nights international friendly at Toyota Park.
Fire coach Frank Klopas had just one basic reaction to his teams poor showing before its first sellout home crowd of the season last week: forget about it.