MLS Standings 2012: Chicago Fire finish 4th in East, will face knockout round match

The Chicago Fire were dropped to fourth in the MLS Eastern Conference standings on the final day of the season when the New York Red Bulls notched a 3-0 over the Philadelphia Union Sunday night. The Fire will now play in a one-game playoff against the Houston Dynamo for the right to take on East winner Sporting Kansas City in a two-leg aggregate series.

The Fire and Dynamo will face off on Halloween Night at 8 p.m. CT. The match will be televised on ESPN2. The winner will host Sporting KC on Nov. 4th in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Red Bulls will now take on DC United in the conference semifinals. That series will begin on November 3rd in New York.

On the Western conference side of the bracket, the San Jose Earthquakes took the Supporters' Shield and the top seed. They will face the winner of Los Angeles and Vancouver. The Galaxy will host the West's knockout round match on Nov. 1.

Real Salt Lake and Seattle will face off as the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds.

For the complete final standings, check out MLS's official site.

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