Surging Fire hope to maintain form against Dallas

September 19, 2007
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
When the Chicago Fire last appeared on "MLS Primetime Thursday," on July 12, new head coach Juan Carlos Osorio received a brutal MLS baptism; a 4-0 beat-down at home to defending champions Houston. The loss completed a 1-8-3 stretch for Chicago, and any mention of making the playoffs would have seemed unfathomable.

Two months later, Osorio has not only gotten the Fire off life support, but the word "playoffs" is once again part of their vocabulary. Chicago has ...

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