• Chicago Fire Looking Good

    Chicago Fire Looking Good

    Oct 17, 2008 5:02 PM by nick

    With the regular season of MLS soccer rapidly winding down, there are a handful of teams that stand on the cusp of postseason play. D.C. United, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, and Kansas City Wizards are all on the chopping block, so to speak. The Chicago Fire, on the other hand, have already secured a spot in the MLS playoffs, largely in part to their miserly defense which has only allowed 28 goals. Having only played 28 games, that places them with an exact 1 goal per game ratio. While that may not sound that great to a casual fan, it is one of the better team performances in recent years, and is also the best Goals Against ranking in all of the MLS. It's this defense-first mentality that has guided them through the entire season, as also evidence by their modest 37 goals scored. The LA Galaxy, for example, who have scored 53 goals, have also let in 57. The same rule in most other sports applies in soccer: defense wins championships. That's exactly what the fire is hoping for. Catch all the action of the MLS live this year with our MLS tickets.