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With Valenese Malifa being on the bench for the USA v. Ireland game, the question comes, who will e the Eagles’ goalkicker Sunday?

Chris Wyles might have been the first choice if he were healthy to play, but he wasn’t cleared and will be a spectator. On Saturday during the captain’s run, Andrew Suniula and James Paterson were both seen kicking for goal (as was Wyles).

It’s a contrast in styles. Suniula lofts a soft ball high, using the wind to guide the ball through the posts. Paterson seems to drive it through like a pool player making a break.

Judging from Saturday, the smart money is on Paterson, who seems to be a tad more consistent, and is striking the ball with confidence.