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Fire Thu Oct 22 2009

One More Shot

Tonight, the Fire have one last chance to clinch a playoff spot. If they succeed, they will have secured a position for the 11th time in 12 seasons. All they have to do is win...or tie.

Chivas USA faces Chicago at Toyota Park tonight at 7 p.m.. Chivas has already made the playoffs, which presents less pressure for them to pull off a win. However, they are still a tough team, and the Fire need to play as if there is no tomorrow...because there may not be.

These two teams have faced each other nine times in the past and come up with an even record of 4-4-1. While they may have won their first meeting with Chivas back in May, Chicago had to battle for that game and will probably need to do it again tonight. Another factor working against the Fire: They have been winless in the last six matches, posting three losses and three ties. Chicago hopes to add a game to the win column with this final matchup and, ultimately, take themselves into the postseason.

 
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