Valderrama, the 1987 and 1993 South American Player of the Year, is the first player signed by the Mutiny. Other players rumored to possibly be headed to the Florida team are Valderrama's long-time Colombian teammate, Leonel Alvarez, and U.S. national team striker Roy Lassiter, signed by MLS from Costa Rica's Alajuela.
In other MLS news, Princeton head coach Bob Bradley made it official Jan. 5 when he announced his resignation to join Bruce Arena at Washington D.C. United.
Bradley, who led Princeton to the NCAA Division I quarterfinals in 1993, will serve as an assistant coach with D.C. United. He is also expected to work with Arena on preparing the U.S. Olympic team for Atlanta '96.
Bradley, who had at one point been considered a head coaching candidate at New York/New Jersey, had served as an assistant under Arena at Virginia earlier in his coaching career.