Columbus Crew SC defeated the Colorado Rapids 2-1 to cap a busy eight-day stretch and move within three points of NYCFC for third-place in the Eastern Conference. Gyasi Zardes opened the game with his 16th goal of the season and 50th career MLS regular-season score, while Federico Higuain tallied the game-winner.

Crew SC returns to MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 29 against the fifth-place Philadelphia Union, with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. ET.

LATEST CREW KITS: The official jerseys featuring Nationwide Children's Hospital are out now!