MLS: Valderrama fined $10,000

MLS has fined Miami Fusion midfielder Carlos Valderrama $10,000 for failure to participate in team training sessions. Valderrama did not participate in training sessions with the Fusion on Friday, July 23 or Saturday, July 24. Following his failure to practice with the team, the Colombian international was not selected to make last weekend's trip to New England by new Miami Head Coach Ivo Wortman. The Fusion defeated the Revolution, 2-1, in Wortman's MLS coaching debut. Valderrama was scheduled to meet with Wortman today to discuss the midfielder's playing status for the Fusion's July 29 home match against the Columbus Crew. Valderrama is scheduled to start for the MLS World squad at Sunday's MLS All-Star Game at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
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