Portland scores two goals in the first seven minutes and holds off Columbus, 2-1.
The scoreboard began this game the opposite of how United have begun this season: on fire.
D.C. United was held scoreless again. D.C. United lost again. Observations, notes, statistics, quotes and video.....
A fire in the Columbus Crew Stadium scoreboard delayed the start of D.C. United's MLS match.
D.C. United is in Columbus to face the Crew, aiming to end a four-game losing streak and earn its first away victory of the season.
D.C. United looks to extend its home unbeaten streak in MLS play to 20 with an afternoon match against the Columbus Crew at RFK Stadium.
Marcelo Saragosa and Lewis Neal scored in the second half as D.C. United defeated the Columbus Crew, 3-2, and clinched its first MLS playoff berth in five years. Match report, standings, video, poll:
With a victory or draw against the Columbus Crew, D.C. United will secure its first MLS playoff berth since 2007. United is unbeaten in five straight and hasn't lost at home since March.