FireStingDoug on the Sting's first 1981 playoff game:
"The Sting faced the Seattle Sounders at Comiskey Park in front of 14,643 fans and got on the board first on a great give and go between Pato Margetic and Charlie Fajkus. After Margetic gave the Sting the lead, Seattle scored the next two to go up 2-1. Steve Daley and Shaun Elliot were the goal scorers. Seattle featured a great defense so playing from behind against them was not easy."
"The Sting excelled during the season at long distance strikes and it would be that weapon that turned things around. Fajkus picked up his second assist of the game with a pass to Ingo Peter, who got by two defenders and unloaded a right footed 30 yard shot into the net past Seattle 'keeper Paul Hammond to tie the game."
"I was sitting right behind the goal in which Peter scored and thought I was seeing an instant replay one minute later when the Sting took a 3-2 lead. On a virtual carbon copy of a play, Peter fed a pass to Karl-Heinz Granitza who fired another 30 yarder past Hammond who seemed totally fooled by both shots.
The Sting held on to win 3-2 and take a 1-0 lead in the series."