Jeff Larentowicz


MONTREAL — Quincy Amarikwa scored in the 54th minute, and the Chicago Fire tied the Montreal Impact, 1-1, on Saturday at Olympic Stadium, leaving both teams winless.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gaston Fernandez is making the most of his new job with the Portland Timbers.


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 Fire put playoff tickets on sale this week, a necessity even though the club is yet to clinch a playoff berth.


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.