The Complete Darkness 2014

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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.

  • Who We Are

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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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    Wes Burdine

    Wes Burdine is Byline Press’ publisher. He is a PhD candidate in English literature and has written about soccer for the Star Tribune, Howler, and The Loon Call. He is also the co-host of the weekly du Nord Futbol Show.
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    The Complete Darkness 2015

    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 […]

    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 with some […]
  • Submissions and Contacts

    We founded Byline Press to tell the stories of American soccer that seemed to have no forum. Currently, we are looking for writers and photographers in New York, Seattle, Kansas City, and Indianapolis. Send any queries and pitches to