Mullan helps Colorado beat Columbus 2-0

Brian Mullan and Omar Cummings scored in the second half to lead

the Colorado Rapids to a 2-0 victory over the Columbus Crew on

Friday night.

Wells Thompson and Sanna Nyassi each had an assist for the

Rapids (9-6-10), who have won four of six. Matt Pickens got the

shutout.

Thompson helped set up Mullan’s first goal for Colorado in the

55th minute. Nyassi found Cummings in the 79th minute.

Eastern Conference-leading Columbus (9-7-7) was 3-1-1 in its

last five Major League Soccer games. It next plays New England next

Saturday.