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If the cleats fit, wear 'em ... to bed?

Updated: November 19, 2009, 12:37 PM ET
By Dan Guttenplan | ESPN RISE

This story appeared in the Minnesota edition of the November ESPN RISE Magazine.

Paul Yonga's mother, Diane, was probably the first to believe her son might one day be the best high school soccer player in Minnesota. Shortly after the younger of her two sons learned to walk, he had a soccer ball at his feet. By age 3 or 4, Paul wore shin guards, soccer socks and cleats to bed every night, and his mother started to think he had a gift.

Turns out, she was right. Yonga, ...

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