BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Mike Magee scored on a penalty kick in the 64th minute and Chicago held on for its third straight win, a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night that moved the Fire into a tie for third place in the Eastern Conference.
Chicago (14-12-7) and Montreal each have 49 points with one match remaining. New England and Houston, tied for fifth, each have 48 points, New England with one match left, Houston with two. The top five teams in each conference make the playoffs.
Magee's PK was awarded when a Chicago free kick hit Toronto midfielder Jonathan Osorio in the hand as he stood in the blocking wall.
The score was Magee's 20th of the season, tying him for the MLS lead with Montreal's Marco Di Vaio.
Toronto (5-17-11) has lost two straight and four of its last five.