Fire looks to get out of basement

[MLS: Week 17] An 11-game MLS schedule, featuring five Fourth of July matches, kicks off Wednesday with Chicago-Toronto FC and San Jose-Chivas USA.

-- The Fire was the only team not to play last weekend and fell into last place in the overall standings (based on fewest wins) when Montreal and Chivas USA both won. Chicago and San Jose have played less games (14) than any other team except Toronto FC (12) and LA Galaxy (13).

-- On Tuesday, Chivas USA acquired Nathan Sturgis from the Colorado Rapids for Carlos Alvarez in an exchange for midfielders.

MLS, Week 17:
Wednesday, July 2
8:30 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. Toronto FC
10:30 p.m. ET
San Jose vs. Chivas USA
Friday, July 4
8:30 p.m. ET
Houston vs. New York, NBCSN
9 p.m. ET
FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia
9:30 p.m. ET
Colorado vs. Columbus
10 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake vs. New England
11 p.m. ET
LA Galaxy vs. Portland, NBCSN
Saturday, July 5
7 p.m. ET
Toronto FC vs. D.C. United
10 p.m. ET
Vancouver vs. Seattle
10:30 p.m. ET
Chivas USA vs. Montreal
Sunday, July 6
3 p.m. ET
Sporting KC vs. Chicago, ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes


MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
25 Sporting KC 7-5-4 22/14
25 D.C. United 7-5-4 22/17
23 New England 7-6-2 22/21
20 Toronto FC 6-4-2 17/135
19 New York 4-5-7 24/24
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19 Columbus 4-5-7 18/18
18 Philadelphia 4-7-6 25/28
17 Houston 5-10-2 16/32
14 Montreal 3-7-5 16/26
14 Chicago 2-4-8 22/25

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
35 Seattle 11-3-2 33/23
25 Colorado 7-5-4 23/18
25 Real Salt Lake 6-3-7 25/22
23 FC Dallas 6-7-5 28/28
22 Vancouver 5-3-7 25/22
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20 LA Galaxy 5-3-5 17/11
20 Portland 4-5-8 28/28
16 San Jose 4-6-4 15/15
14 Chivas USA 3-7-5 15/26
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MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
12 Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York
11 Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC
10 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
8 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC
8 Obafemi Martins, Seattle
8 Clint Dempsey, Seattle
7 Jack McInerney, Montreal
7 Fabian Espindola, D.C. United
7 Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy
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