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Club Information

Our Mission

It is our mission to promote, provide and teach soccer in the "Spirit of the Game." FUN, FAIRNESS and SAFETY. We provide traveling soccer for players; boys and girls ages 9-19. We try to provide the best competition for all players at their level of play. Our traveling soccer teams compete against other soccer clubs from communities in the East Metro Area. Travel distances are within 15-45 minutes from Maplewood.

History of NESA/NEU

In 1974 the Maplewood Parks and Recreation Department contacted Fred Abbott, a British immigrant and local resident, to assist them with developing a youth soccer program.  The first sign up was held that fall and 17 players expressed an interest.  These players recruited additional players and a league, comprised of three teams with 11 players each, was formed.

In 1975 sign ups were held for the second season.  The number of players more than doubled.  In the next couple of years the number of players continued to increase as well as demand for more fields, coaches and referees.

Finally in 1977 the Northeast Soccer Association was formed by Fred Abbott, Allan Eastwood and Gil Leiter to accommodate the growing demand for soccer in this area. Fred Abbott served as NESA's first president.  The role of NESA was to provide players with an opportunity to participate during the summer in traveling soccer.

NESA sponsored two teams in 1977 and increase that number to four in NESA's second year of existence.  Within a few short years, NESA was sponsoring 16 traveling teams for the youth in the area. NESA plays its home games at the Hazelwood Soccer Complex, located in Maplewood. The complex is composed of 4 large soccer fields of which 3 are lighted, 3 soccer fields for the 11 & 12 age groups with lights on two of the fields, and 2  smaller fields for the 9 & 10 age groups.

While dealing with fierce competition with other local soccer clubs, after 38 years, the NESA Board, decided to rebrand themselves as North East United Soccer Club in 2015.  This renewed club will focus on a greater emphasis on licensed coaches, better practices, and better games all while growing within the several communities that it serves.

North East United Soccer Club
2515 White Bear Ave
Suite A-8 #284
Maplewood, MN 55109


NEU board meets monthly (August - April) and as needed throughout the year. The monthly meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of the month, 7 - 9 PM at Maplewood City Hall. All board meetings are open to members of the NEU club. Officer elections are held yearly during the August meeting. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact a current board member.

Board Meeting Minutes

NEU Board

Sheila Sumner

President (term exp. 2019)

LeRoy Andrle

Director of Soccer Operations (term exp. 2020)

Trudy Mcquiston

Secretary (term exp 2019)

Megan Nelson

Treasurer (term exp 2020)

Blair Studer

Registrar (Term Exp 2020)

Enzo Cena

Social Media/Communications Director (term exp. 2020)

Megan Nelson

Tournament Director (term exp. 2020)

Jose Medina

Boys Director (term exp. 2020)

Marty Lienke

Girls Director (term exp. 2019)

Larry Young

Equipment Director (term exp. 2019)

Alex Tangness

Field Coordinator (term exp. 2020)

Cassie Hernandez

Risk Coordinator (term exp. 2019)

Jennifer Heroff

Promotions/Fundraising Coordinator (term exp. 2020)

Jeremy Harvey

Rec Coordinator (term exp. 2020)

Gene Warner

Referee Coordinator & Field Assignor (non-Board Member)

Phone: 651-983-9973