ST. LOUIS, JUNE 20 -- Midfielder Richard Burke scored two goals as Club Espana of Washington, D.C., defeated the Mean Green of Richardson, Tex., 3-0, today to advance to Sunday's championship game of the U.S. Soccer Federation's Amateur Cup tournament in Fenton, Mo.
Club Espana, members of which will form the nucleus of the American Soccer League's Washington Diplomats, will play the Seattle Eagles in the 5 p.m. final.
The Eagles, on the strength of John Klein's second goal of the day, defeated St. Louis Busch 22, 5-4, in double overtime.
Forward Fernando Iturbe opened the scoring for Club Espana at 10:34 of the first period.
After a series of short passes in front of the Mean Green goal, Iturbe finessed a three-foot shot past out-of-position goalkeeper Lynn Venable.
At 54:40, one of Club Espana's players was taken down in the Mean Green's penalty area and Burke proceeded to score his first goal of the game on the ensuing penalty kick.
Burke closed the scoring at 83:44 with a 20-foot shot past Venable.
The bad news for Club Espana was that defender Ronald Simmons broke his collarbone and will miss the final.
In the women's semifinals, the FC Seattle Cozars beat defending champion Fairfax Wildfire, 1-0, on a goal by Michelle Akers at the 36-minute mark.
In the women's over-30 semifinals, Chivas of San Fernando Valley, Calif., defeated the defending-champion McLean Redshins, 4-1. Donna Feagle scored McLean's goal.