Bridgeview, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Fire could enjoy a successful 2012 season if the club carries over the blazing form it showed late in 2011 into the new campaign.
Chicago looked dead in the water in the playoff race as it spent much of the season toward the bottom of the Eastern Conference with the New England Revolution and Toronto FC.
But the Fire turned their fortunes around late, posting a 7-2-1 record over their last 10 games to make a late charge for the postseason. The club ultimately came up short as they finished the regular season sixth in the East on 43 points, three shy of a playoff berth. continue>>