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Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/03/2008

D.C. United Lands an MTV Star

Freddy Adu might be long gone from so-called Estadio RFK, but JoJo's influence lives on. D.C. United's newly acuired defender Mike Zaher--whose acquisition can be read about on Behind the Badge and Soccer Insider--once played the leading man in JoJo's video for "Too Little Too Late." Many of his teammates also appeared in supporting roles, although rest assured that the players "abided fully by NCAA legislation to retain their eligibility."

At the time, Internet speculation had "Too Little Too Late" carrying some major Freddy overtones, or undertones, or atonal tones, but USA Today's Beau Dure wrote last year that 'twas not so:

[Adu's] relationship with pop icon JoJo is on hiatus, though he says they're on a break. (And no, the song Too Little, Too Late, which features an inattentive soccer-playing boyfriend in the video, isn't about him.)

As for Zaher's future in music videos, here's what he told the Daily Bruin: "If I get a chance, who knows, maybe I'll give it another shot. I could probably try it out after college, but for now I'm just sticking with the whole soccer gig."

Either way, I'd strongly suggest that D.C. United give Freddy's old stall to Zaher, just for the symmetry of it all. And maybe ask JoJo to spend a day with the Barra Brava or something. Ok, meet your new defender:

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