Despite going winless in the last five matches, the Chicago Fire are in good position to make the playoffs this season. Three points Sunday against New York City FC at Soldier Field (2:30 p.m. CT, WGN & ESPN+) will get the job done, and there are other paths to make it if they fail to win.
There’s no doubt making the playoffs would be fun. The Fire would either play Nashville SC or the New York Red Bulls in the opening round—both of which are winnable games. And as Jonathan Bornstein said last night: “Once you’re in, you’re in.