Originally written on Total MLS  |  Last updated 10/22/14
The anxiety and anticipation of tonight’s match is almost at its peak. At 5pm eastern, the New York Red Bulls host eastern conference foes Chicago Fire in what could be a historic day out at Red Bull Arena. It’s the Red Bulls most important home match Red Bull Arena has hosted to date and the most important home match for NY in a decade. The last time any silverware was on the line for a NY team, the Chicago Fire broke the hearts of around five thousand fans at the old Meadowlands in the US Open Cup. Fitting it would be the Fire once again on the road in NY in a crucial game.   What’s exactly at stake for these two teams? Chicago needs a win to cement their place in the playoffs. With Montreal losing, if New England and Houston can win on the road in Columbus and DC, Montreal ends up in 5th, bumping the Fire to sixth if they fail to pick up any points as Montreal controls the tiebreaker. The Red Bulls had already clinched a playoff berth when they tied the Revolution 2-2 a...
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