Edson Buddle scored in the 41st minute, and Jon Busch tied the franchise record with his 11th shutout to help the Columbus Crew to its first victory yesterday, 1-0, over the visiting New England Revolution.
Buddle scooped up the ball after Frankie Hejduk's cross was deflected off several players, and fired a low, hard shot past goalkeeper Matt Reis.
Busch, who matched Brad Friedel's shutout record, made three key saves in the second half.
Both teams are 1-3-2.
* METROSTARS 1, FIRE 1: Ante Razov scored his 75th career MLS goal in the 51st minute to give visiting Chicago a tie.
Razov, fifth on the league's career scoring list, beat goalkeeper Jonny Walker with a left-footed shot.
MetroStars rookie Fabian Taylor opened the scoring in the 13th minute with his fourth goal of the year. The Fire (2-1-4) remained a point ahead of the MetroStars (2-1-3) for first place in the Eastern Conference.
* EARTHQUAKES 2, BURN 1: Landon Donovan and Brian Ching scored first-half goals to lead San Jose to the win in Dallas. San Jose (2-2-3) has beaten the Burn seven straight times. Eddie Johnson scored for the Burn (2-2-2).
* RAPIDS 1, GALAXY 1: Jean Philippe Peguero scored in the 71st minute to give visiting Colorado a tie. With the tie, Los Angeles (3-1-3) extended its Western Conference lead to four points over second-place Kansas City.