It's tough to keep a cool head in a one-on-one situation.
It's not only a battle of time, but also of ego. Can you really resist chipping the keeper? Or nonchalantly dribbling the ball around their flailing gloves for a simple tap-in? Because you don't just want to score - you want to do it in style.
But then, there are also times when the decision is made for you, and it ends up being more spectacular than you could ever have imagined.
Take the case of Columbine Boy's Dylan Prichett-Ettner, who scored this (criminally disallowed) front-flip goal against ThunderRidge. Gaze at the magic above.