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MLS Standings 2012 Update: Chicago Fire Are Fourth In Eastern Conference

The Chicago Fire are currently in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

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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:

# Club PTS GP W L T GF GA GD Home Away Last 5
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
3 D.C. United 18 12 5 4 3 20 16 4 3-1-2 2-3-1 W-W-L-W-L
4 Chicago Fire 15 9 4 2 3 11 10 1 2-1-2 2-1-1 W-L-W-T-W
5 New England Revolution 12 10 4 6 0 12 13 -1 3-1-0 1-5-0 L-L-W-L-W
6 Montreal Impact 12 11 3 5 3 12 16 -4 2-0-2 1-5-1 L-T-W-W-T
7 Houston Dynamo 11 8 3 3 2 8 9 -1 1-0-0 2-3-2 T-T-L-L-W
8 Columbus Crew 11 9 3 4 2 8 11 -3 2-2-1 1-2-1 L-T-L-T-W
9 Philadelphia Union 7 9 2 6 1 7 12 -5 1-3-1 1-3-0 W-W-L-L-L
10 Toronto FC 0 8 0 8 0 6 18 -12 0-5-0 0-3-0 L-L-L-L-L

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