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Wednesday, October 21

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Fire Sat Oct 17 2009

Fire Travel to New England to Clinch Playoff Spot

The Fire has made the playoffs in 10 of their 11 seasons. They plan to continue that tradition tonight. And if they do not win, they have to rely on others to lose. That's a lot of pressure.

The Fire travel to New England to play at Gillette Stadium to face the Revolution for the second time this year. In their first meeting in the SuperLiga 2009 final, the Fire defeated New England 2-1. Last season, the Fire went 3-0-0 against the Revolution, with two of those wins coming on the road. This past record gives the Fire an emotional edge over the Revolution, but anything can happen. There is no guarantee for the Fire.

If the Fire win, they will be in the playoffs. If they happen to tie, then D.C. United, FC Dallas, and Real Salt Lake need to lose. If the Fire lose tonight, then D.C. United, FC Dallas need to lose, and Real Salt Lake needs to fall to New York or Toronto needs to lose to Salt Lake.

But let's just hope the Fire do not need to count on any other team to win but themselves.

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