The Fire were handled easily by the Columbus Crew, in what could have been the last visit to MAPFRE stadium. Without Bastian Schweinsteiger, who did not travel for the match, the Fire started Diego Campos and Elliot Collier and weren't able to get much going although they were competitive in the first half.
A first half Gonzalo Higuain penalty kick and two Gyassi Zardes second half goals provided the scoring in a relatively easy win for Columbus at home.
Fire line up
Sanchez; Ellis (Corrales 58') , Kappelhof, Campbell, Vincent; McCarty (Tchani 56'), Adams (Bronico 54'), Campos, Collier, Katai; Nikolic
Subs not used: McLain, Gordon, Lillard, Johnson