COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Kevin Doyle scored two goals and the Colorado Rapids beat San Jose 2-1 on Thursday night to take the Supporters' Shield lead and eliminate the Earthquakes from playoff contention.
Colorado won its third in a row to surpass FC Dallas by one point in the standings. The Rapids visit the Portland Timbers on Saturday and host the Houston Dynamo to finish the season the following week.
Doyle made it 1-0 in the 38th minute with a diving header to finish Marc Burch's cross, though Chris Wondolowski tied it for the Quakes with a 57th-minute penalty.
Doyle then restored the Rapids' lead with a penalty in the 73rd minute, beating San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham with a shot up the middle.
It was the Rapids' first victory over San Jose since the 2011 season.