The Northeast Elite Soccer League was formed through the efforts of the leadership of USASA Region I State Associations to give the top sides among their leagues the opportunity to compete against the best. The clubs in the League have won national, regional, state and leagues championships. Many have expanded their programs to include the local soccer community and create the full soccer club atmosphere. The NESL is the premier amateur league in the United States that can boast of its quality from the top to the bottom.
Motown Lions (NJ) defeated West Chester United (EPA) 3:1 to win the first NESL championship. Junior Lone Star (EPA) finished the season with the best record.
West Chester United (EPA) edged FC Motown (NJ) 3:2 to win the 2019 crown. Cedar Stars Academy (ENY) topped the standings.