words // Luis Sanchez

The Dallas FC are on their way to the MLS Cup Playoffs, after earning a victory over the Chicago Fire. Taking the match 2-1, Dallas was led by goals from Jackson and Daniel Cruz. While the victory helped earn Dallas a playoff birth, it also pushed Chicago to the verge of missing the MLS Cup Playoffs. They still have a slight shot though, requiring then to win their last two starts to match Houston and New York with 43 points.

As for the Dallas FC, they earn their playoff spot by controlling most of the match with the Fire. For almost the entire first half, the match was a straight-defensive battle, with Dallas getting their first score of the game on a goal by Jackson in the 41st minute. Dallas made it a 2-0 match in the 2nd half, scoring early on in the 53rd minute on a goal from Daniel Cruz.

Continue below for a look at all the action, as part of Eastbay’s latest Soccer Watch.

Sean Johnson and Brec Shea acknowledge each other post game, both in adidas soccer cleats.

George John of the Dallas FC flies over Chicago’s Diego Chavez in his Nike soccer cleats.

Jackson defends against Chicago’s Sebastian Grazzini in his adidas soccer cleats.

Pavel Pardo defends against Jackson in his Nike soccer cleats.

Andrew Jacobson goes up for the header in his Nike soccer cleats.

Sebastian Grazzini celebrates the Fire’s lone-goal of the match.

Dallas’ Kevin Hartman is flipped as he goes for the save in his adidas soccer cleats.

Jair Benitez tries to control the ball in the adidas F50 adiZero TRX HG.

Jackson celebrates his first-half goal in Dallas’ victory over the Fire.