After Toronto FC squandered an early two-goal lead, Jonathan Osorio got the go-ahead score in the 70th minute for a 3-2 victory over the visiting Colorado Rapids on Sunday.
Toronto (12-10-9, 45 points) is tied with D.C. United for fourth in the Eastern Conference with three games left.
Colorado (10-15-6, 36 points) had won in its first three games with former Toronto assistant Robin Fraser as head coach. The Rapids are seven points out of the Western Conference playoffs with three games remaining.
Nicolas Mezquida scored on a penalty kick in the 85th minute and the Colorado Rapids earned a 2-1 victory Wednesday over the Los Angeles Galaxy at Commerce City, Colo., to remain undefeated under new head coach Robin Fraser.
The defeat was a blow to the Galaxy's playoff chances as they entered in eighth place in the Western Conference and just outside of postseason eligibility. A victory could have moved the Galaxy all the way into third place in the jammed-packed conference.