The San Jose Earthquakes became the first MLS team to go undefeated at home, tying Real Salt Lake, 2-2, last night.
San Jose (17-4-10), which plays its regular-season finale next week at Los Angeles, ended its home schedule with a 9-0-7 mark. The Earthquakes clinched the best regular-season record before the game when Eastern Conference-leading New England tied Kansas City.
Salt Lake (5-21-5) also made history, becoming just the second MLS team to go winless on the road (0-14-2). The tie snapped Salt Lake's 10-game losing streak.
Dwayne De Rosario and Julian Nash scored for San Jose, and Kevin Novak and Andy Williams countered for Salt Lake.
MetroStars 2, D.C. United 1 -- In Washington, Youri Djorkaeff's goal in the 68th minute kept the MetroStars' playoff hopes alive.
The victory was the first for MetroStars interim coach Mo Johnston. He replaced Bob Bradley, who was fired Tuesday.
The MetroStars (11-9-11) moved into a tie with the Kansas City Wizards for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with one game remaining.
The setback ended a four-game winning streak for D.C. United (16-10-5), which already has clinched a playoff spot and is vying for home-field advantage.
Crew 2, Fire 1 -- After a scoreless first half, Eric Vasquez and Simon Elliott scored as visiting Columbus beat Chicago.
Chicago (15-12-4, 49 points) already owns a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but the loss eliminated it from catching D.C. United for second place.
The Fire scored first in the 50th minute. Chad Barrett sent the ball to Chris Rolfe in the center of the box. Rolfe then tapped it to Jesse Marsch, who flicked it into the net past goalkeeper Matt Jordan.
Five minutes later, Elliott tied it with a penalty kick. And in the 76th minute, the Crew (11-16-4, 37 points) took the lead as Vasquez blasted a long shot over a diving David Mahoney.
FC Dallas 0, Colorado 0 -- Dario Sala had three saves in his first career MLS game to help FC Dallas tie Colorado in Frisco, Texas.
The tie assures FC Dallas (13-10-8) of no worse than third place in the Western Conference. FC Dallas can clinch second place with a victory against Kansas City in its final game next weekend, and a tie more than likely will be good enough for second.