COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lucas Zelarayan and Miguel Berry scored for Columbus in its 2-0 win over the Fire on Sunday, but the defending MLS champions will miss the playoffs.
Columbus (13-13-8) finished in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, tied with D.C. United, one point behind the final playoff spot.
The Fire (9-18-7) finished in 12th place.
Zelarayan weaved around two defenders in the box to score in the 31st minute and Berry cleaned up a rebound of his own shot in the 58th minute.
Eloy Room picked up his seventh shutout.