Cristian Nazarit
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Fire's Nazarit fined, suspended for dangerous play

NEW YORK The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday suspended Chicago Fire forward Cristian Nazarit for two games and fined him $500 for his play that endangered the safety of his opponent in the 59th minute of the match against New England on June 18, 2011.

The MLS Players Union filed an appeal on behalf of Nazarit and MLS Commissioner Don Garber upheld the original decision. Nazarit will begin his suspension beginning with Wednesday’s game against Real Salt Lake (8:30 pm ET, MatchDay Live).

Fines collected are donated to MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues affecting young people and serves as a platform for both League and club philanthropic programs.  MLS W.O.R.K.S. seeks to establish Major League Soccer as a leader for improving the lives of people through sport.

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