Definition of Major League Soccer from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Major League Soccer

; NAmE
(abbreviation MLS)
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the highest level football league in the US, which started in 1996 and is run by the United States Soccer Federation. The league is divided into Eastern and Western regions, with some Canadian teams playing in each. Soccer is less popular in the US than other sports, but has become more popular since the national team reached the quarter-final stage of the World Cup in 2002.