BRIDGEVIEW, IL - MAY 12: Sebastian Grazzini #10 of the Chicago Fire celebrates his goal against Sporting Kansas City during the second half in an MLS match on May 12, 2012 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. The Fire defeated Sporting Kansas City 2-1. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
The Chicago Fire are currently in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
The 2012 MLS season is far from over, but the Chicago Fire are going to have to step on the gas at some point if they want be assured of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With a 4-2-3 record, the Fire currently sit behind D.C. United, Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls in the East. According to PlayoffStatus.com, Chicago has a 13 percent chance of taking the top spot, but they also have a 34 percent chance of missing the playoffs all together. A couple hot weeks would do wonders for the Fire, but they've managed to take victories and follow them up with less-than-dominating performances lately. In any case, there is quite a bit of time to make things work out well for Chicago.
Here is an updated look at the MLS Standings in the Eastern Conference, as of May 14:
|1||New York Red Bulls||22||11||7||3||1||23||16||7||4-0-1||3-3-0||L-W-W-W-W|
|2||Sporting Kansas City||21||10||7||3||0||13||7||6||4-1-0||3-2-0||W-W-L-L-L|
|5||New England Revolution||12||10||4||6||0||12||13||-1||3-1-0||1-5-0||L-L-W-L-W|
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