FireStingDoug chips in with this episode of “Have Your Say” featuring another look at the 30th Anniversary of the Chicago Sting’s 1981 NASL championship season……..
After a 1-0 win against the Tulsa Roughnecks at Comiskey Park the Sting travelled north of the border to face the Montreal Manic on April 28th. The Manic had previously been relocated and renamed after coming into the league as the Philadelphia Fury and their new home proved to be a difficult place to play for the Sting.
The Sting never won a game in Montreal and dropped this one 2-1. Charlie Fajkus scored the only Chicago goal. However, the team looked to be coming to life in this game and only a great performance by Manic goalkeeper Bob Rigby prevented the Sting from earning a result.
Synthetic turf has come a long way since then, the playing surface in Montreal’s Olympic stadium was awful for baseball and it was even worse for soccer.