Revs hope Fire don't extinguish playoff chances

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Revs hope Fire don't extinguish playoff chances

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard

FOXBORO Believe it or not, the last-place New England Revolution have not been officially eliminated from a potential playoff berth, even with just five games left in the regular season.

Two of those five games are on the road, including Sunday nights match with the Fire in Chicago. So while the Revs are barely holding on to their postseason hopes, they will unfortunately have to face a team that they havent beat in their last nine regular season games.

At 5-12-12, New England could be officially eliminated on Sunday, with a loss to the Fire combined with either a Portland Timbers win over the New York Red Bulls, a Philadelphia Union win or draw against Sporting Kansas City (they played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday), or a Houston Dynamo win or draw against FC Dallas.

New Englands remaining four games after Sunday night will be against the Seattle Sounders, the San Jose Earthquakes, the Columbus Crew all at Gillette Stadium while the final game of the regular season is in Canada against Toronto FC.

But the Revs must take it one game at a time from here on out, and that begins Sunday in Chicago.

Theyll be without Rajko Lekic (ankle), Stephen McCarthy (shoulder), Sainey Nyassi (hamstring), A.J. Soares (adductor) on Sunday against the Fire, while Monsef Zerka (quadriceps) is doubtful.

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The Revolution (9-12-9), who lost to Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup final this week, posted a third straight win in Major League Soccer play with only their second road victory of the season. New England moved two points behind fifth-place Montreal in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Didier Drogba scored on a penalty for Montreal (9-9-4), which has only one win in seven games. Perhaps more alarmingly, the Impact are 0-3-1 and have conceded 11 goals in their last four home games.

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