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The Complete Darkness 2015

November 17, 2015
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cover mock up ramirez7In January 2016, Byline Press will publish their second annual review of the Minnesota United FC season. It will feature profiles of Miguel Ibarra and Christian Ramirez, an inside look at the how the stadium deal got done by Brian Quarstad, a eulogy for the Sweetwater by Bruce McGuire, and exclusive analysis of statistics that basically no one else gets to look at. The Complete Darkness 2015 will also allow you to go game by game with reports and statistics as well as profiles and statistics for all of the players. Pre-order by December 31, 2015 and get free shipping and handling. Or you can order it with along with The Complete Darkness 2014 and save $7.

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Minnesota Writers

September 26, 2015
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As we gear up for the 2015 edition of The Complete Darkness, we are looking for good writers. We want to take in-depth and unconventional looks at Minnesota United FC, so what are the stories you want to hear and what are the stories you want to tell? Send an email to wes@bylinepress.com with some information about your writing experience and include a couple of short pitches for articles.

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First issue of the Heckler’s Scouting Report available on May 23rd

May 22, 2015
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The Heckler’s Scouting Report for the Jacksonville game will be available only at the game this Saturday, May 23rd. Written by David Martin, aka @offensive_loons, it’s sure to give you all the ammunition you’ll need to make sure that Jacksonville hears you.

Some of our favorite parts include:

From 8 “Facts” about Jacksonville – 

4. Legendary rock artists Lynyrd Skynyrd originated in Jack- sonville, their hometown pride presumably inspiring such Jack- sonville-infused classics as “That Smell,” “The Needle and the Spoon,” and “Sweet Home Alabama.”

From Bochy Hoyos’s Scouting Report – 

Key Statistic – 527. Bochy Hoyos has logged 527 minutes for Jacksonville this year, each minute a grain of sand slipping irretrievably from his fingers, mortality climbing higher as of a tide rising to pull him into the boundless sea as time ebbs away and leaves him as he came to the world: nothing more than inconsequential dust. He currently ranks seventh on the team in this category.

We love the “scouting” David has done for this game, and you should too. It’ll be available in the at the tailgate or in the Dark Clouds section of the stands until they are all gone. And unlike The Darkness, this one will only be available at the game.

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The Complete Darkness 2014

January 29, 2015
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We published The Complete Darkness 2014: An Annual Review of Minnesota United FC in January 2015.

The first annual The Complete Darkness looks back at each match, each player, and the news of the year. We get an up-close and personal look at Assistant Carl Craig, insight into how the Loons built a Brazilian contingent, game reports, player profiles, and a statistical analysis of the tactics. Howler published an excerpt of the book, All the Roads We Have to Walk are Winding, a profile of Assistant Coach Carl Craig by Alex Schieferdecker.

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    Bill Stenross

    Bill Stenross is the CFO and manager of Byline Press. Among other projects, he started The Loon Call, a website dedicated to Minnesota soccer.
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    In January 2016, Byline Press will publish their second annual review of the Minnesota United FC season. It will feature profiles of Miguel Ibarra and Christian Ramirez, an inside look at the how the stadium deal got done by Brian Quarstad, a eulogy for the Sweetwater by Bruce McGuire, and exclusive analysis of statistics that […]
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    Minnesota Writers

    As we gear up for the 2015 edition of The Complete Darkness, we are looking for good writers. We want to take in-depth and unconventional looks at Minnesota United FC, so what are the stories you want to hear and what are the stories you want to tell? Send an email to wes@bylinepress.com with some […]
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