No longer controlling their own destiny, the Fire need a little help. In no particular order. 1. Get Dipsy signed this week. 2. Dallas to lose at Colorado on Sunday so they are fired up to... 3. (Dallas) Beat Metro on Thursday night. 4. San Jose to whup Columbus at Spartan next week. 5. Fire to get at least a tie with LA next week at Naperville. 6. A DC-NE tie, so they kinda slow each other up. That would set up... 1. Fire and C-Bus tied going into the final home and home, with Fire holding the 2-0 advantage in head-to-head in the event of a split. 2. Two-game death match between Metro and DC. A sleepless night (typical of my Soccer Saturdays this year...90th minute goals do that to me), helped me figure all this out. Gut feeling is that the first team to 40 pts. wins the East, though 39 (a win and two ties for the Fire) might be the real Magic Number. At any rate, the final three games are huge...for a lot of teams.