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Chivas-Fire (and standings) discussion area

The teams kicked off at about 5:15, in a driving rain of Chicago.

Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to watch to the end. However, I'll keep this blog post open as a spot of any of you to discuss the game, or the result's impact on the MLS standings.

Other possible discussion topics from the ESPN2 announcing team:

* Zach Thornton over Kasey Keller as MLS keeper of the year?

* MLS as the world's most evenly balanced league.

mlsballPrevious: As mentioned in a post below, the final week of the MLS season begins at 5 p.m. today, when Chivas USA visits the Chicago Fire. The game will be shown on ESPN2.

A win by Chivas would keep them in the race for the Supporters Shield and also would eliminate Seattle from Western Conference title contention. Chicago needs a win or a draw to assure themselves of a place in the playoffs.

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