More from FireStingDoug on 1981:
The Sting travelled to San Diego on June 7, 1981 to take on the team that eliminated them from the NASL playoffs in 1979 and 1980. The Sting scored only one goal but it was enough to beat the Sockers this time.
Arno Steffenhagen scored midway through the first half cutting in towards goal from the right wing to place the ball past San Diego goalkeeper Volkmar Gross. The victory improved the Sting's record to 10-3.