North American Soccer League Jerseys

Chicago Sting 1975 Home (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 75 Home Jim Lemon NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 75 Home Back Russ Allen

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo:

Name on Back: Yes

Numbers:

Other:

Chicago Sting 1975 Home Long-Sleeved (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 75 Road Alex Skotarek Sounders   

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo:

Name on Back: Yes

Numbers:

Other:

Chicago Sting 1975 Long-Sleeved Practice? (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 75 Home 9  NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 75 Home Wally Obrebski

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo:

Name on Back: Yes

Numbers:

Other: Don't know if this is a practice jersey or a game jersey.

Chicago Sting 1975 Road (NASL)
     
   

Manufacturer: Unknown

Logo:

Name on Back: None

Numbers:

Other:

Chicago Sting 1976 Home (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 76 Road John Kwalick Metros-Croatia Bob Iarusci Sting 76 Road Back Alex Skotarek 2 

Manufacturer: Adidas, Adidas logo on upper right.

Logo:

Name on Back: Yes

Numbers: The front number moves from the middle to the lower right.

Other:  Three black stripes are added across the chest. The stripes do not go around the back. One of the sleeve stripes is removed.

The Sting wore the Bicentennial patch on the left sleeve.

Chicago Sting 1976 Road (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 76 Home Eddie Cliff Cosmos Pele NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 76 Home Back Alan Waldron Bicentennials Santiago Formoso

Manufacturer: Adidas, Adidas logo on upper right.

Logo:

Name on Back: Yes

Numbers: The front number moves from the middle to the lower right.

Other:  Three black stripes are added across the chest. The stripes do not go around the back. One of the sleeve stripes is removed.

The 1976 jersey has a t-shirt collar.  The '75 had a polo collar with a Black v-neck.

The Sting wore the Bicentennial on the left sleeve.

Chicago Sting 1977 Home  with Thick Sleeve Stripes Variation (NASL)
     

Manufacturer:

Logo:

Name on Back:

Numbers:  Screened on

Other: There are 3 stripes at the bottom of the sleeves.  They are thicker than the '76 jersey.

Chicago Sting 1977 Home (NASL)
     
Sting 77 Home Back Clive Griffiths 

Manufacturer: Adidas, Adidas logo on upper right

Logo: Screened on upper left

Name on Back:

Numbers:  Front number is thinner than the 1976 number.

Other: The 3 stripes at the bottom of the sleeves are gone.  The chest stripes are thinner and closer together.

Chicago Sting 1977 Road (NASL)
     
  NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 77 Road Back Willie Morgan.jpg

Manufacturer: Adidas, Adidas logo on upper right.

Logo: The logo appears to be a patch.  It is different from the home logo.  I only have this one photo of the 77 road front.  My guess is they had the same logo as the home and added the patch towards then end of the season.  An number of teams did this.  (77 Strikers, 78 Roughnecks)  Need more research

Name on Back: Yes

Numbers:  Unlike the '77 Home, the numbers appear to be the same size as the '76 Road

Other: On the road jersey the 3 stripes continue around the entire jersey.  The do not on either the 1976 or 1977 home.

The Sting also wore the black jersey at home in some games.

Chicago Sting 1978 Home (NASL)
     
Sting 78 Home Arno Steffenhagen, Tornado 7-22-78  NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 1978 Home Back Arno Steffenhagen, Tornado 7-22-78

Manufacturer: Adidas, logo gets bigger.

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back:  Yes

Numbers:  The front numbers move to the upper right.  Back numbers are above the 2 stripes.

Other:  This is a completely new jersey style.  2 horizontal stripes go around the whole jersey. 

Chicago Sting 1978 Road (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 78 Road Gene Strencier Kicks NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 78 Road Back Clive Griffiths Express Alan Brazil

Manufacturer: Adidas, The Adidas logo is gold in the 1978-79 jerseys.

Logo: Screened on and Sewn on.

Name on Back: Screened on.  The 78 jersey does not have a drop shadow on the name.  They are just white letters.  The 79 has  white on gold lettering.

Numbers:  Screened on above the stripes.

Other: I'm not sure I have the details of the Bill Drozd shirt correct.  The numbering and name looks like a 78 styles. However, the stripes appear to be a 79 style.  Drozd only played in 78.  I need some more research.

Chicago Sting 1978 Road Long-Sleeve Variation (NASL)
     
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 78 Road ls Unidentified

Manufacturer: Unknown, this varaiton does not have an external manufacturer's logo.

Logo:

Name on Back:  Yes

Numbers:  The front number is missing from this variation

Other:  I don't consider long-sleeves to be a variation.  However, this long-sleeve variation looks significantly different from the short-sleeved version.

The 2 chest stripes are closer together than the short-sleeved variation.

 

Chicago Sting 1979 Home (NASL)
 
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 79 Home Team 2

Manufacturer: Ndidas

Logo:  Screened on.  The logo also changes slightly.  The "Sting" lettering gets a shadow.

Name on Back: Yes

Numbers:  The '78 and '79 jerseys have the back number above the stripes.

Other:  The two stripes that go around the jersey move closer together.

The Sting wore both the yellow and the black shirts at home during the 1979 season.  It is unclear why they used both sets at home.

Chicago Sting 1979 Road (NASL)
Sting 78 Road Jersey Bill Drozd  Sting 78 Road Jersey Bill Drozd Back   
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 79 Road Karl-Heinz Granitza NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 79 Road Back Horst Blankenburg Strikers Cubillas Mueller

Manufacturer: Adidas  The Adidas logo on the 1979-80 jerseys is a deep gold.  I'm not positive about 1980.  In later years it becomes a pale yellow.  It appears that there was some mixing and matching of jerseys from year to year.  Look at the 1981 team photo below.  Frantz Mathieu (7), Brett Hall (23), and  Dave Huson (16) all have the gold logo.  Everyone else is wearing the pale Adidas logo.

Logo:  Screened on.  However, it is also stitched on.  The logo also changes slightly.  The "Sting" lettering gets a shadow.

Name on Back: Screened on

Numbers:  Screened on.  The back number is above the stripe.  Also the front number is thinner than in later years

Other:

Chicago Sting 1979 Practice (NASL)
     
 

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back:  None

Numbers:  Screened on

Other:

Chicago Sting 1980 Home (NASL)
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 80 Road Jersey Horst Blankenburg Adidas Tag
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 80 Road Arno Steffenhagen 2




NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 81 Road Back Frantz Mathieu, Rudy Glenn, Cosmos

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back:  Starting in 1980 the name is on the jersey in an arc.   The letters also appear to be bigger than the '79 letters.

Numbers:  Starting in 1980 the back numbers touch the top stripe.    The numbers are significantly wider than previous years.

This doesn't appear to be 100% true.  Need more research

Other:  The Sting switch to wearing their black jerseys at home in 1980.  They maintain that convention through 1984

Chicago Sting 1980-84 Road (NASL)
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 80's Home Jersey Karl-Heinz Granitza
1982
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 80's Home Jersey Karl-Heinz Granitza Back NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 80's Home Jersey Karl-Heinz Granitza Adidas Tag

1983
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 81 Home Bret Hall Manic

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo:  Screened on

Name on Back:  Starting in 1980 the name is on the jersey in an arc.

Numbers:  Starting in 1980 the back numbers touch the top stripe.  The numbers are significantly wider than previous years.

Other: The Sting switch to wearing their black jerseys at home in 1980.  They maintain that convention through 1984.  The photo to the right is in Chicago. I'm not sure why they wore yellow for this game.

 Photos of the yellow jersey are difficult to find during this period.  It is possible the yellow had similar variations to the black.  I just don't have enough evidence.

Chicago Sting 1981 Practice (NASL)
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 81 Home Jersey 28 NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 81 Home Jersey 28 Back  
 

Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Screened on

Name on Back:  None

Numbers:  Screened on

Other:

Chicago Sting 1981 Home (NASL)

Thanks Jan Reinertsen
Cosmos 82 Home Giorgio Chinaglia, Sting Ivan Miljkovic

Manufacturer: Adidas, The Adidas logo becomes a pale yellow. It was previously gold.  The 1981 picture to the left shows a mix of yellow and gold logos.

Logo:  Screened on

Name on Back: I believe the Sting switched back to a straighter name tag in 1981 or 1982.  I still need more evidence to prove it.

Numbers:  Jersey looks almost identical to the 1980.  However, the front numbers appear to be thinner. 

The 80-84 jerseys all look the same.  You can tell them apart by the location of the back number:

1981: Number goes half way through the horizontal stripe.
1982: Number goes between the two horizontal stripes.
1983: Number goes half way through the horizontal stripe.
1984:

Other: 

Chicago Sting 1982 Home (NASL)
Sting 82 Road Jersey Gordon Hill
NASL Soccer Chicago Sting 82 Road Back Derek Spalding Cosmos Richard Chinapoo, Paul Hahn

Manufacturer: Adidas, The Adidas logo becomes a pale yellow. It was previously gold.  The 1981 picture to the left shows a mix of yellow and gold logos.

Logo:  Screened on

Name on Back: I believe the Sting switched back to a straighter name tag in 1981 or 1982.  I still need more evidence to prove it.

Numbers:  Jersey looks almost identical to the 1980.  However, the front numbers appear to be thinner. 

The 80-84 jerseys all look the same.  You can tell them apart by the location of the back number:

1981: Number goes half way through the horizontal stripe.
1982: Number goes between the two horizontal stripes.
1983: Number goes half way through the horizontal stripe.
1984:

Other: 

Chicago Sting 1982-83 Home (MISL)
     
  Sting 82-83 Indoor Home Young Jeung Cho  Manufacturer:  Adidas

Logo: Screened on

Numbers:  Screened on

Name on back:  Screened on in an arc

Other:  Some of of the 1982-83 jerseys had a patch on the right sleeve, some did not.  I don't know what the patch said.

Without Patch

With Patch
 
Chicago Sting 1982-83 Road (MISL)
 
Sting 82-83 Road Charlie Fajkus   Manufacturer: Adidas

Logo: Screened on

Numbers: Screened on

Name on back: Screened on

Other:

Chicago Sting 1983 Home (NASL)

Manufacturer: Adidas, The Adidas logo becomes a pale yellow. It was previously gold.  The 1981 picture to the left shows a mix of yellow and gold logos.

Logo:  Screened on

Name on Back: I believe the Sting switched back to a straighter name tag in 1981 or 1982.  I still need more evidence to prove it.

Numbers:  Jersey looks almost identical to the 1980.  However, the front numbers appear to be thinner. 

The 80-84 jerseys all look the same.  You can tell them apart by the location of the back number:

1981: Number goes half way through the horizontal stripe.
1982: Number goes between the two horizontal stripes.
1983: Number through the two horizontal stripes
1984:

Other: 

Chicago Sting 1984 Home (NASL)
     
 

Manufacturer: Adidas, The Adidas logo becomes a pale yellow. It was previously gold.  The 1981 picture to the left shows a mix of yellow and gold logos.

Logo:  Screened on

Name on Back: I believe the Sting switched back to a straighter name tag in 1981 or 1982.  I still need more evidence to prove it.

Numbers:  Jersey looks almost identical to the 1980.  However, the front numbers appear to be thinner. 

The 80-84 jerseys all look the same.  You can tell them apart by the location of the back number:

1981: Number goes half way through the horizontal stripe.
1982: Number goes between the two horizontal stripes.
1983: Number goes half way through the horizontal stripe.
1984:

Other: 

Chicago Sting 1984-86 Home (MISL)
Sting 84-85+ Road Jersey Neill Roberts     
Sting 84-87 Road Manny Rojas  Sting 84-86 Road Karl-Heinz Granitza, Gerry Gray  Manufacturer: Patrick

Logo: Sreened on.  Logo changes from the classic bee logo to a diagonal "Sting" across the chest

Numbers:  Screened on, black over white

Name on back: Screened on in an arc

Other:

Chicago Sting 1984-86 Road (MISL)
     
Sting 85-86 Home Chico Moreira
Pacific Trading Cards 
Manufacturer: Patrick

Logo: Sreened on.  Logo changes from the classic bee logo to a diagonal "Sting" across the chest

Numbers:  Screened on, white over gold.

Name on back: Screened on in an arc

Other:

Chicago Sting 1986-87 Home (MISL)
Sting 86-87 Home Jersey Ben Collins Sting 86-87 Home Jersey Ben Collins  
 
Sting 86-87 Home Back Granitza, Strikers Lettieri
Manufacturer: Patrick

Logo: Screened on

Numbers:  Screened on

Name on back:  Screened on

Other:



Chicago Sting 1986-87 Road (MISL)
 Sting 86-87 Road Jersey Ricardo Alonso
Thanks Dean Kamberos
 Sting 86-87 Road Jersey Ricardo Alonso Back
Thanks Dean Kamberos
 
Sting 86-87 Road Mark Simanton
Pacific Trading Cards
  Manufacturer: Patrick

Logo:  Screened on, Logo moves back to the uppr left.  I looks more like 70's Sting Logo.

Numbers:  Screened on  Gold over white

Name on back: Screened on  Gold over white

Other: "Chicago" screened on right sleeve

Chicago Sting 1987-88 Home (MISL)
     
Sting 87-88 Road x (2)   
Manufacturer: Score

Logo:  Screened on.  Now says "Chicago Sting" across the front.

Numbers:  Screened on

Name on back:

Other:  Wore MISL 10 Year patch on right sleeve.



Chicago Sting 1987-88 Road (MISL)
 
Sting 87-88 Home Manny Rojas, Strikers Alan Willey  Sting 87-88 Home Back 13, Strikers 4  Manufacturer: Score

Logo:  Screened on.  Now says "Chicago Sting" across the front.

Numbers:  Screened on

Name on back: Screened on 

Other:  MISL 10th Anniversary patch on right sleeve.  Gatorade patch on the left sleeve.