MLS Stats API
Scrapes and stores MLSSoccer.com statistics.
In order to install clone this repo, and run:
python setup.py install
to your list of INSTALLED_APPS in your Django project. Then just run:
python manage.py syncdb python manage.py migrate mls_api
to add the necessary tables to your database.
mls_api project can be installed and added to your existing Django
project, you can also use the Django project included in this repo. To do that
you'll simply want to do the following:
- Clone this repo:
git clone https://github.com/f4nt/mls-api
- Make use of the
manage.pyfile like you would with any Django project, such as running the
This app includes a management command that will parse stats from the MLSSoccer.com website. There are a couple methods of use:
python manage.py scrape_game
This method of running the scraper will parse all of the stats from the MLS Results Map for the current year. Optionally you can run with a year argument:
python manage.py scrape_game --year=2011
If a Result Map doesn't exist for the given year however, this will fail. MLS currently only tracks back to 2011.
If the script encounters a game with a statistics link that already exists it will skip that link. You can pass the option of forcing to the script to disable this:
python manage.py scrape_game --force
Finally, you can give the script a specific stats link for it to parse:
python manage.py scrape_game http://www.example.com/stats
--force: Forces the scraper to overwrite existing games.
--year: Year of competition to parse
--workers: Number of worker threads to parse with (Default: 5)