The Central Division champion Sting beat Dallas 3-1 at Comiskey Park to sweep the four game season series from the Tornado. Sting goals were scored by Arno Steffenhagen, Karl-Heinz Granitza, and Pato Margetic.
Granitza's goal was scored from a direct free kick and he also figured in the other Sting tallies with two assists. This was the last ever meeting between the two sides. The Dallas Tornado folded after the 1981 season.