Red Bulls knockout round wide

With the Chicago Fire's seeding in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs now confirmed, the third-place Men In Red will host the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in a nationally-televised contest at Toyota Park (7:30 p.m. CT | FS1, UniMas).


The Fire wrapped up their 2017 regular season campaign in Houston on Sunday night with a 3-0 defeat on the road, but maintained their third-place status in the Eastern Conference after Columbus Crew SC and New York City FC battled to a 2-2 draw, as did Toronto FC and Atlanta United.
Head coach Veljko Paunovic's side finished the regular season with 55 points -- just two shy of second-seeded New York City FC -- having gone 4-2-2 over their final eight matches.
They'll now quickly pivot into a midweek winner-take-all contest with the visiting Red Bulls, against whom they've squared off twice already in 2017. The Fire were bested 2-1 in an early season meeting at Red Bull Arena back on April 29, before splitting the points at home on Sept. 9 in a 1-1 draw.
Fans can call or text 888-MLS-FIRE for ticket info, or secure tickets on Ticketmaster by clicking here.
Should the Fire advance, they'll head to the home-and-away Eastern Conference semifinal series against New York City FC, who earned a first-round bye after finishing in second place in the conference.

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