Two games were contested in Major League Soccer on Thursday.
At Bridgeview, Illinois:
Despite Adam Jahn's double (13', 80'), the Columbus Crew had to settle for a 2-2 road draw with the Chicago Fire and were officially eliminated from playoff contention. The hosts' tallies came courtesy of Michael Parkhurst (OG-53') and Michael de Leeuw (57').
At Commerce City, Colorado:
Kevin Doyle scored twice (38', PK-73') as the Colorado Rapids took over top spot in both the Western Conference standings and the Supporters' Shield race after their 3-2 home win over the San Jose Earthquakes, who will miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.