NEW YORK — Chicago Fire forward Cristian Nazarit has been suspended two games and fined $500 by the MLS Disciplinary Committee.

He was penalized for his play that endangered the safety of his opponent in the 59th minute of the match against New England on Saturday.

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 with Wednesday's game against Real Salt Lake.