The task for Toronto FC is simple, though difficult. TFC must win today to avoid becoming the first Eastern Conference officially eliminated from the playoffs. Win its last two games and hope that other things fall into place and Toronto could overcome an awful second half of the season to reach the playoffs.
Chicago doesn’t have such worries. The Fire is in the playoffs and the only thing it is worried about at this point is securing home-field against New England in the first round of the playoffs.
Today will also offer up a Brian McBride vs. Chad Barrett match-up. Chicago traded Barrett to Toronto for the rights to McBride in a deal that has worked out for both teams. That won’t stop Barrett from trying to show the Fire that it made a mistake.
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Enjoy the match.