This is a topic to discuss recovering/archiving WPS statistical data. Although I have faith that the WPS will be back in 2013, there is also the possibility that one day the WPS web site will simply disappear and all the stats hosted there will be lost to posterity. The idea is to copy the data and store it somewhere else. I need to think about this more. Just a few random thoughts: Box scores: I have all box score web pages (raw HTML) from 2009-2010, and I have the 2011 regular season. I'm missing the 2011 playoffs. I actually should grab a fresh copy of all the 2011 pages, since some of them might have been corrected since then. I need to take a bit of time to do this because I'm afraid of losing the data I already have. I have a script that parses box score pages and extracts the statistical data. Team stats: Need to work on a script to grab team stats. I think that I already have one half-written that parses the data. Should just concentrate on grabbing copies of the web pages. Processing data can wait. Unfortunately, historical data is already lost since WPS wipes out team data web pages when a team leaves the league. Missing include LA, GP, CHI, STL, WSH. Team rosters: same. Player stats: same. Many player stats are also already lost. The WPS web site does an extremely bad job of keeping track of former players. (It wasn't designed to do so, from what I can tell.) Many WSH stats got messed up during 2011 during the conversion to MJ. Many MJ player stats were also messed up in 2011. The MJ stats have disappeared anyway. I'm wondering whether the WPS subscribed to one of the sports reporing bureaus. If so, then at least the stats are safe, somewhere. Though, I get the impression that ordinary people aren't able to access the data. A good (but relatively huge) project would be to collect media guides and scan in the data from them.