A critical blunder from each side saw Columbus and Colorado play to a 1-1 draw.
The Rapids went 1-0 up in the 59th minute when Crew defender Eric Gehrig put the ball in his own net. Going up for a header against Vicente Sanchez, Gehrig deflected Marvell Wynne's cross past Steve Clark.
Columbus eqaulized in the 76th minute thanks to a Dillon Powers error. The Rapids midfielder cut out a pass from Jairo Arrieta, but lazily failed to clear and Ethan Finlay pounced to finish the chance.