Tag: Chicago Sting

Wilt to leave Indy Eleven - One step closer to NASL in Chicago

Peter Wilt’s exit from Indy Eleven became official today. The club announced its President and General Manager was departing in order to pursue the creation of an NASL club in Chicago. As first reported here last April, NASL has been working to land a club in Chicago for some time. Empire of Soccer identified Wilt... Read more »

NASL looking to expand in Chicago - new ownership group has expressed interest

NASL looking to expand in Chicago - new ownership group has expressed interest
NASL commissioner Bill Peterson opened the door to speculation about a NASL franchise coming to Chicago during recent interviews by acknowledging that Chicago is a market that the league is interested in. Fire Confidential has confirmed that the NASL has indeed been in discussions with a group interested in fielding a team here. When reached... Read more »

This Day In 1981 : Soccer Bowl Edition

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FireStingDoug wraps up his look back at the 1981 Chicago Sting with the SoccerBowl against the New York Cosmos…. “In a sign of times, the Soccer Bowl was televised on tape delay because ABC insisted on showing a Love  Boat rerun. The Sting had many great chances in the first half but couldn’t break through while the Cosmos had... Read more »
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Have Your Say : This Day In 1981

FireStingDoug takes a trip back to 1981 as the Sting played for a chance to advance to the Soccer Bowl.  A game he attended at Comiskey Park on September 21, 1981 against the San Diego Sockers would lead to the Sting’s first title opportunity……… “A deciding game three of the semi-final series against the San... Read more »

Have Your Say : This Day In 1981

Happy Labor Day everybody.  Here’s another look back at the 1981 Sting courtesy of FireStingDoug: After defeating the Seattle Sounders in the first round of the playoffs the Sting drew the Montreal Manic in the second round.  Trailing one game to none after Montreal defeated Chicago 3-2 in game one of the series the Sting... Read more »

Have Your Say : This Day In 1981

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... Read more »
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Have Your Say : This Day In 1981

From FireStingDoug: 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... Read more »

Have Your Say : This Day In 1981

Another look back from FireStingDoug: A trip up to Metropolitan Stadium saw the Sting raise their record to 17-7 after defeating the Minnesota Kicks 2-0. John Tyma and Karl Heinz-Granitz (via another free kick) provided the scoring.  This marked the Sting’s final game in Minnesota against the Kicks.  The franchise folded after the 1981 season.

Have Your Say: This Day in 1981

Another look back from FireStingDoug: The Sting hosted Vancouver at Wrigley Field in a defensive tussle that saw the Whitecaps cling to a 1-0 lead for 89 minutes.  The home team tied the score late as super-sub John Tyma headed in an Ingo Peter corner kick service to send the game into overtime.  In the... Read more »
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Have Your Say : This Day in 1981

  FireStingDoug recalls what many thought was the best NASL match ever played at the time. On June 28, 1981 the Sting hosted what many consider to be the biggest regular season game in team history.  The New York Cosmos came calling and 30,501 fans packed Wrigley Field for the spectacle.  A season sweep of the Cosmos would help to cement... Read more »