HARRISON, N.J. -- Aaron Schoenfeld scored twice and the Columbus Crew beat the New York Red Bulls 3-1 on Sunday to move into a third-place tie in the Eastern Conference.
The Crew (13-10-10) moved two points ahead of the Red Bulls (12-10-11) and into a tie with Sporting Kansas City. The No. 3 seed gets a first-round bye in the playoffs, and all three teams remain in contention with one game left.
Next Sunday, the Red Bulls visit Sporting KC, and Columbus hosts the Philadelphia Union. ...
With just two weekends remaining in the regular season, here are three imminent storylines to watch in Major League Soccer:
The league's best two teams go head-to-head
This is it. The LA Galaxy versus the Seattle Sounders. THE BIGGEST MATCH OF THE YEAR! Well, at least until the two teams meet again the following weekend. And then in the playoffs where they very well could play twice more.
That said, Sunday's match (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and WatchESPN) carries with it a rare bit of Supporters' Shield...
CHESTER, Pa. -- Ethan Finlay, Justin Meram and Jairo Arrieta scored in a late 5-minute span in the Columbus Crew's 3-2 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.
Finlay started the flurry in the 78th minute with a one-timer off Hector Jimenez's cross. A minute later, Meram weaved through the defense to even the score, and Arrieta flicked the winner past the goalkeeper in the 82nd.
The Crew (12-10-10) solidified their hold on the fifth-and-final MLS playoff position, extending...