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.
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.
President (term exp. 2019)
Director of Soccer Operations (term exp. 2020)
Secretary (term exp 2019)
Treasurer (term exp 2020)
Registrar (Term Exp 2020)
Social Media/Communications Director (term exp. 2020)
Tournament Director (term exp. 2020)
Boys Director (term exp. 2020)
Girls Director (term exp. 2019)
Equipment Director (term exp. 2019)
Field Coordinator (term exp. 2020)
Risk Coordinator (term exp. 2019)
Promotions/Fundraising Coordinator (term exp. 2020)
Rec Coordinator (term exp. 2020)
Referee Coordinator & Field Assignor (non-Board Member)