Definition of midfield
1 : the middle portion of a field; especially : the portion of a playing field (as in football) that is midway between goals
2 : the players on a team (as in lacrosse or soccer) that normally play in the midfield
Examples of midfield in a Sentence
The team captains shook hands at midfield.
The ball went out of bounds near midfield.
They have a talented midfield this year.
Recent Examples of midfield from the Web
A central midfielder in club soccer, Weaver started this season in the midfield before being moved up to the Trevians' front line during the opening weeks of the season.
Four screens will be placed at midfield for fans willing to pay 10 euros ($11) to be at the stadium for Saturday's match against Juventus.
By the 1991-1992 season, the 19-year-old midfield magician had guided Cannes to an impressive fourth place finish in Ligue 1 and a berth in the coveted UEFA Cup.
The Sounders also have the option of moving left back Joevin Jones up one rung to help Harry Shipp, Nicolas Lodeiro and Alvaro Fernandez with the midfield attack.
Dickey, now a three-time all-state pick, won the award for her efforts as a goalkeeper and for her play in the midfield.
Johan Venegas, near midfield with his back to the Orlando City goal, flicked the ball off the outside of his right foot and past the defense to Ramirez, who was just onside.
The former Virginia attackman and 2006 Tewaaraton Award winner had said that one key to a potential Denver victory was the play of the midfield to loosen up Maryland’s defense from up top.
Others are built for lounging at midfield or falling asleep next to that goal-line water dish.
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First Known Use of midfield
MIDFIELD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of midfield for English Language Learners
: the area of a playing field in sports like American football and soccer that is in the middle between the two goals
: the players on a soccer team who normally play in the midfield
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