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WEDNESDAY

You have to wonder what it’s like being Tony DiCicco. Here’s a guy, just a regular sports guy, galavanting around the world coaching this most talented troupe of leggy female soccer players—the U.S. Women’s National Team—and whipping the pants (figuratively, of course) off all comers. Then, in the 1999 Women’s World Cup, game hero Brandi Chastain kicks in the winning U.S. goal and tears off her jersey in delight. And they call this a job? Now DiCicco is commish of the new Women’s United Soccer Association, which starts play next April. Northern Virginia native Mia Hamm, perhaps the country’s most popular female athlete, has joined the Washington franchise that will be playing at RFK Stadium. With an organization full of talent like that and oodles of TV deals, DiCicco’s charmed life seems assured. “We’ve got star power,” he says. Hear him talk about his latest endeavor over breakfast at 7:45 a.m. at the Capital Club, in the MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $23. For reservations call (202) 661-5086. (Kevin Diaz)