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Fire Continue the Playoff Hunt

By Todd McClamroch in News on Oct 5, 2007 6:20PM

The Fire return to Toyota Park tomorrow night to take on rival New England Revolution in their penultimate regular-season home game. The New England Revolution are hot off their U.S. Open Cup Championship game earlier this week. The Fire come into the match on a five-game unbeaten streak, but four of those non-beatings were ties because the Fire's been fizzling: In each of their last three games, they held the lead with less than ten minutes to go, only to give up a goal and settling for the draw.

Fire fans might be on edge for Saturday's game since the Revolution have ended the Fire's season in the playoffs three of the last five seasons. With the Fire narrowly holding on to the eighth and final playoff spot, a defeat could severally damage their postseason aspirations. The Fire hold just a two-point advantage over Columbus and four points over Colorado, with just three games remaining.

Saturday's also "Remembrance Night," which honors both the 10th anniversary of the Chicago Fire (the team) and the 136th anniversary of the Chicago Fire (the fire). The first 10,000 fans get a team photo, and fire engines from around the city will be on display.