Was Playoffs: media roundup

Chicago Fire 1 – Houston Dynamo 2—and the Fire were eliminated from the playoffs in the 2012 MLS Eastern Conference Knockout Match. Here’s what was said about it elsewhere.

Jack McCarthy in the Chicago Tribune,Fire ousted from MLS playoffs”:

Unfortunately for the Fire, their lone goal didn’t come until the 83rd minute and left little time to catch the Dynamo, who advanced to a two-game Eastern Conference semifinal beginning Sunday at home against top seed Sporting Kansas City.

Seth Gruen in the Chicago Sun-Times,Fire’s season ended with 2-1 MLS playoff loss to Houston Dynamo”:

The Fire was poor in possession from the kickoff and gave up a set-piece goal from which they were never able to recover in a 2-1 loss to Houston that ended their season.

Orrin Schwarz in the Daily Herald,Fire’s playoff stay a short one, lose 2-1 to Houston”:

The breaks might not have gone the Fire’s way, but the team didn’t play well either. It looked jittery at times; it sometimes struggled to trap the ball; its passes didn’t connect, especially in the attacking third of the field.