Chicago Tribune: Fire move into 2nd place in East with 2-0 win
The victory enabled the Fire to improve to 17-10-5 overall. They have 56 points, leaping over the Red Bulls (15-9-8, 53 points) into second place in the Eastern Conference standings. The win puts the Fire on the doorstep of clinching a berth in the playoffs.
The Fire need just a loss or a tie by Columbus on Sunday to secure a postseason berth.
It was only the second home loss this season for New York, now 11-2-3 at home.
Chicagoland Soccer News: Showing His Worth: MacDonald trumps NY DPs
The New York Red Bulls might have three of the highest-paid players in Major League Soccer, but Sherjill MacDonald showed what he is worth to the Chicago Fire on Saturday, scoring in the 65th and 78th minutes for a 2-0 win that gave the Fire sole possession of second place in the MLS East.