The Chicago Fire have been on a consistent trajectory in recent years, and unfortunately that trajectory isn’t a good one. The Chicago Fire’s chances of making a run at the MLS Cup this season are not good, and their odds reflect that.
The Chicago Fire are currently sitting at the 10th place position in the Eastern Conference, with two teams between them and Toronto FC in the seventh position. They are 8-10-12 this season despite being one of six teams in the Eastern Conference with a positive goal differential. The Fire have scored 44 goals while allowing 43 for a goal differential of +1. However, they haven’t been able to put it together for a winning record.
This seems to be a recurring theme for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club over recent years. They have reached more than eight wins in a season just once since 2014 when they won 16 games in 2017, and they are looking to have a single-digit win total again this season.
The Chicago Fire have four games remaining in their season, and the good news is that they should be able to win at least a few of those games. First they play FC Dallas, who are their toughest remaining opponent as they are in fifth place in the Western Conference.
Then they play FC Cincinnati, who have just five wins, three draws, 20 losses and a negative-39 goal differential this season. If they win that game, they could go into their final two games against Toronto FC, who they are chasing for a playoff spot, and Orlando City, who are right ahead of the Fire, with playoff stakes on the line.
However, it will still take quite the run for the Fire to make the playoffs — and then another run if they want to make the final. For this season, best to leave your money in your wallet when thinking about making a bet on the Chicago Fire.