THEY'VE already crossed kangaroos off their bucket list, but American recruits Paul Milner and Frank Macias may have to wait to start chasing their next goal of leading Wagga City Wanderers to a premiership.
The pair are still awaiting a visa clearance as they race the clock to be available for the Wanderers' second game of their maiden Canberra National Premier League 2 campaign against Canberra White Eagles on Saturday.
Wanderers will travel to the nation's capital looking to build on last week's season-opening 4-1 win over O'Connor Knights.
Milner and Macias are polar opposites in stature. Atlanta native Milner, a solidly built 19-year-old, sports dreadlocks and will marshall the back-line at centre back.
Diminuitive Californian Macias is a fleet-footed winger or attacking midfielder expected to provide plenty of spark.
Both are desperate to get the green light to prove their worth after watching last week's home victory from the grandstand.
"I'm praying it (clearance) comes in already, I'm very excited to play after watching the game on Saturday and seeing how well they performed," Macias said.
"I just want to add my part and make them perform even better.
"For me it's always important to play in a lot of different places, because that's the easiest way to develop as a player.
"There's different styles in every country, obviously it's a more physical game and that's a challenge I'm excited about."
Milner arrives in Wagga after a stint for Virginian outfit Evergreen Hammers, currently in the fourth division in the US.
After playing baseball as a kid, it wasn't long before soccer took over as his sporting passion.
"We had an after school program in middle school where we'd go around the back and kick the ball.
"People would say you're actually pretty good and to give it a shot, I started playing for the local school and went from there.
"Ultimately I just want to be the best player I can be and play at the highest level possible. I felt Wagga was a good place to start."
Milner believes the signs for his new team are promising after last week's victory.
"The team looked good. I'm just looking forward to adding myself to it and getting to that grand final at the end of the year.
"It's helped having another American here with the transition, because the culture is totally different."
The Wanderers will be looking for revenge after the White Eagles recently ousted them from the FFA Cup.
Wagga City's female outfit hosts Canberra United Academy on Sunday at Gissing Oval from 3.30pm.