Being a Chicago Fire fan is maddening. Last Saturday night, the Fire blew a 2-0 halftime lead to the Columbus Crew. They were dead last in MLS, and any notion they’d have any chance at a playoff run seemed insane, to say the least. Four days later they beat fellow bottom feeder Toronto FC in a solid performance. Now, Chicago…

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Chicago Fire beat writer and podcast host for CHGO. Youth soccer coach. Exhausted dad. Former TV news reporter. Taco enthusiast. Follow me on Twitter @patrickmccraney.