Fire on Major League Soccer Primetime Tonight

By Todd McClamroch in News on Sep 20, 2007 5:00PM

The Cubs aren't the only Chicago franchise fighting for the playoffs; The Chicago Fire are narrowly holding on to a playoff berth. With just six games remaining, the Fire are currently in the 8th and final playoff spot, with Colorado and Columbus hot on their heels. The Fire will continue their hunt for valuable points tonight when they take on FC Dallas on ESPN2 at Pizza Hut Park.

The "Big D" has not been friendly to the Fire — we last won in Dallas on July 4, 1999, in a game played at the Cotton Bowl. The Fire will be without their newest acquisition, defender Wilman Conde, who is sitting out a red card suspension from last week's 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls.

Rumor has it that ESPN2 will be rebranding their Beckham Cam the Blanco Cam for tonight's game, so that poor camera man who spent weeks focusing on a bench may get a workout tonight. Party down with other Fire fans at The Gin Mill tonight for the Fire Viewing Party. The festivities start at 6:30 p.m., and the game starts at 7 p.m.