Crew tops Fire 2-0 but defending champs miss playoffs

Miguel Berry's goal puts Crew up 2-0 (0:30)

Miguel Berry sneaks the ball into the net, extending Columbus Crew's lead. (0:30)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- — Lucas Zelarayan and Miguel Berry scored for Columbus in its 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Sunday, but the defending MLS champions will miss the playoffs.

Columbus (13-13-8) finished in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, tied with D.C. United, one point behind the final playoff spot.

Chicago (9-18-7) finished in 12th place.

Zelarayan weaved around two defenders in the box to score in the 31st minute and Berry cleaned up a rebound of his own shot in the 58th minute.

Eloy Room picked up his seventh shutout.