Fire loses in 91st minute
Carles Gil scored in the 91st minute and the New England Revolution beat the Fire 3-2 on Wednesday night, becoming the first MLS team to clinch a playoff spot.
New England (18-4-5) won for the 11th time in 14 games to reach 59 points -- 15 ahead of second-place Nashville. The Fire (6-15-5) lost at Soldier Field for the second time in nine matches.
Gil took a pass from Tajon Buchanan, dribbled down the right side of the box and sent a shot over goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina from a difficult angle.
For the fire, Carlos Terán scored in the 40th by heading Gastón Giménez's corner kick off the hands of Matt Turner. Giménez scored in the 63rd on a wide-open shot from the penalty spot.