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          USSF officials are "trying to wrap up the details" on a
     fall tour for the U.S. women's soccer team, according to
     Peter Brewington of USA TODAY.  Games would be scheduled for
     September 4 or 5, then September 18 or 19 and a third match
     on September 26, with Washington, DC or Foxboro, MA, as
     "possible sites."  Potential opponents include China, which
     "tops the wish list," as well as Brazil, Germany and Norway. 
     The games would air on ESPN or ABC.  Following these three
     games, the U.S. team is scheduled to compete in a three-
     game, four-team Nike U.S. Women's Cup, set for dates in
     Columbus, OH, Kansas City and Louisville, with opponents yet
     to be determined (USA TODAY, 8/12).  MLS Wizards/Crew
     Investor/Operator Lamar Hunt, on the U.S. women's team: "The
     continued interest is pretty amazing."  In K.C., David Boyce
     writes that Arrowhead Stadium will host the second leg of
     the Nike U.S. Women's Cup, which begins October 3 at Crew
     Stadium and concludes October 10 at the Univ. of Louisville. 
     U.S. Women's Soccer Managing Dir of Events Emilio Pozzi said
     that Indianapolis was "initially ... considered as a site,"
     but after the WWC's "strong attendance," the USSF "looked
     for bigger stadiums for the Nike Cup" (K.C. STAR, 8/12). 
     USSF Dir of Communications Jim Moorhouse, on 12,000-seat
     Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis being "bypassed" as a Nike
     Cup site: "Right now we have a chance to play in front of
     bigger crowds. At some point we know there's value in
     playing in a 10,000- or 12,000-seat stadium, where everyone
     is up-close and personal.  It's just the kind of thing that
     got us where we are right now" (STAR-NEWS, 8/12).