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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
When Sting was king

By Charlie Corr

Chicago Sting
Members of the 1981 Chicago Sting gathered during a Chicago Fire game at Soldier Field in 2001 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their NASL championship.
Some Chicago sports fans need a refresher course that the 1980s were not completely centered on Mike Ditka's 1985 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears and the phenomenon of Michael Jordan.

The Chicago Sting was the toast of this city at the start of the decade, winning North American Soccer League crowns in 1981 and 1984.

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