A U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman did not want to comment on venues under consideration.
RFK’s downsized capacity for D.C. United matches is around 20,000, but for the national team visit, the upper decks would open in anticipation of drawing at least 30,000.
The Americans would travel to Brazil a few days later in pursuit of a fourth consecutive gold medal and fifth since women’s soccer was introduced into the Olympics in 1996. They will also attempt to become the first country to win the World Cup and Olympics in consecutive years.
The competition will begin Aug. 3 at several sites around Brazil before culminating at Rio’s Maracana Stadium on Aug. 19.
Training camp will open in early July, followed by a home friendly on the 9th or 10th in the Central time zone. That venue is about to be finalized and announced. The Americans usually play the same opponent in consecutive friendlies, but because of the two-week gap between these matches, two foes are being arranged.
The U.S. team’s previous visit to Washington was for a World Cup qualifier in October 2014, a 6-0 victory over Haiti.
The Americans (11-0-0 this year) have two friendlies next month against Japan: June 2 in Commerce City, Colo., and June 5 in Cleveland.
Jill Ellis’s 18-player Olympic squad, which will be in place for the July friendlies, is expected to include Washington Spirit attacker Crystal Dunn and defender Ali Krieger (Dumfries, Va.).