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Team Profile Enhancements

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
09/20/2023League Hierarchy
Team Roster
Added several data points to team profiles.

New data includes:
- Year Founded
- Owner
- General Manager
- Team President
- Team Mascot
- Team Nicknames
- Fight Song
- Championships Won
- Championship Seasons
- Conference Titles
- Division Titles
- Playoff Appearances
<team id="c8797380-9677-11ec-9193-6b32ce92fd29" name="Maulers" market="Pittsburgh" alias="PIT"
      sr_id="sr:competitor:882423" founded="2022" owner="National Spring Football League Enterprises" 
      general_manager="Lonnie Young" mascot="Marty the Mauler" championships_won="0" conference_titles="1" 
      division_titles="1" playoff_appearances="1">
{
    "id": "c8797380-9677-11ec-9193-6b32ce92fd29",
    "name": "Maulers",
    "market": "Pittsburgh",
    "alias": "PIT",
    "sr_id": "sr:competitor:882423",
    "founded": 2022,
    "owner": "National Spring Football League Enterprises",
    "general_manager": "Lonnie Young",
    "mascot": "Marty the Mauler",
    "championships_won": 0,
    "conference_titles": 1,
    "division_titles": 1,
    "playoff_appearances": 1,
    "franchise": {
        "id": "d0ff2720-9677-11ec-9193-6b32ce92fd29",
        "name": "Maulers",
        "alias": "PIT"
    },

In-Game Player Status

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
07/28/2023Game RosterAdded support for in-game player status updates. This will provide real-time updates due to injuries, benchings, and other status changes.

in_game_status will be present for each player in the Game Roster endpoint.

List of supported in-game statuses:
  • active
  • probable
  • questionable
  • doubtful
  • out
  • benched
  • unknown

Player Experience

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
07/28/2023Player Profile
Team Roster
Added experience for player profiles.

This new attribute will represent the number of years active in the USFL for a player.

'Suspended' Game Status

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
07/28/2023Current Season Schedule
Current Week Schedule
Game Boxscore
Game Roster
Game Statistics
Play-by-Play
Season Schedule
Weekly Schedule
Push Events
Added “suspended” as a valid game status.

suspended = The game has been suspended and will be rescheduled in the future, continuing where they left off. The game ID will remain the same.

Jersey Number Support

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
07/28/2023Daily Transactions
Game Boxscore
Game Roster
Game Statistics
Play-by-Play
Player Profile
Seasonal Statistics
Team Profile
Team Roster
Weekly Depth Charts
Weekly Injuries
Push Events
Push Statistics
Adjusted logic to account for players without jersey numbers.

Players are no longer required to have a jersey number (player.jersey) present. Previously, players without a number were given 0.

Current Season and Current Week Endpoints

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
07/18/2023Current Season Schedule
Current Week Schedule
Added two new endpoints: Current Season Schedule and Current Week Schedule.

Request these endpoints during an active season to retrieve the current week and/or season schedule information.

Comprehensive Drive Data

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
05/16/2023Play-by-PlayAdded several data points to drives within the Play-by-Play endpoint.

New data points include:
  • team_sequence (the team's drive number)
  • start_clock (start time of a drive)
  • end_clock (end time of a drive)
  • first_drive_yardline (starting yardline of the first play of a drive, 1-99 scale)
  • last_drive_yardline (starting yardline of the last play of a drive, 1-99 scale)
  • net_yards (yards gained minus penalty yards)
  • pat_successful (whether there was a successful point after attempt on a drive)
  • pat_points_attempted (whether a PAT was attempted)
  • offensive_team - points (indicates how many points the offensive team scored on a drive)
  • offensive_team - id (indicates the offensive team on a drive)
  • defensive_team - points (indicates how many points the defensive team scored on a drive)
  • defensive_team - id (indicates the defensive team on a drive)

Conference Games Support

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
05/16/2023Game Boxscore
Game Roster
Game Statistics
Play-by-Play
Season Schedule
Weekly Schedule
Included a Boolean value (conference_game) for all game and schedule endpoints.

When true, this will indicate a game is a conference matchup.

Efficiency Metrics for Alternate Kickoffs

Release DateFeeds AffectedUpdate
03/20/2023Game Statistics
Season Statistics
Added efficiency metrics for 4th and 12 plays (aka Alternative Kickoffs).

These metrics (attempts, conversions, percentage) are provided under onside_scrimmage within Game Statistics and Season Statistics.

Daily Transactions Endpoint

Release DateFeeds AffectedUpdate
03/08/2023Daily TransactionsAdded a new Daily Transactions endpoint.

This new endpoint provides information for all USFL roster transactions added or edited during a league-defined day.

Fourth Down Stops & Three and Outs Forced

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
09/09/2022Game Statistics
Seasonal Statistics
Push Statistics
Added data to support defensive fourth down stops and three and outs forced on a game and season level.

This new team stat will be available going forward in Game Statistics, Seasonal Statistics, and Push Statistics feeds.

First Down Statistics

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
08/30/2022Game Statistics
Player Profile
Seasonal Statistics
Push Statistics
Added player first downs to rushing, passing, and receiving stat categories.

Interception for a TD Attribute

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
08/30/2022Game Boxscore
Game Statistics
Play-by-Play
Player Profile
Seasonal Statistics
Push Events
Push Statistics
Added an interception touchdown attribute to quarterback passing statistics. With this update users can now credit a 'pick six' to the quarterback at the game and season level.

Drive Start/End Reasons

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
08/15/2022Game Boxscore
Play-by-Play
Push Events
Added support for missing drive reasons in the play-by-play data. This improvement includes Muffed Punt (start reason), Muffed Kickoff (start reason), and Missed FG (end reason).

'Defensive Lineman' Position Added

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
08/15/2022Daily Change Log
Game Boxscore
Game Roster
Game Statistics
Play-by-Play
Player Profile
Seasonal Statistics
Team Roster
Push Events
Push Statistics
Added support for a new position: Defensive Lineman.

Game Duration Data Point

Release DateFeeds AffectedBenefit
08/15/2022Game Boxscore
Game Roster
Game Statistics
Play-by-Play
Season Schedule
Weekly Schedule
Push Events
Push Statistics
Added a game duration (length of the game in H:MM) value to all game-related endpoints.

Added USFL-Specific Statistics

Release DateFeeds AffectedUpdate
03/15/2022Play-by-PlayAdded support for special USFL rules - alternate kickoff, 3-point conversions, and overtime shootouts.

Initial Release

Release DateFeeds AffectedUpdate
03/03/2022AllSportradar is the official data provider of the new USFL! The USFL API offers real-time play-by-play updates, with a comprehensive suite of game and seasonal stats.