And now for a completely different kind of man-on-the-street story.
Perhaps aiming to prove taking penalty kicks isn't as easy as it looks, the folks at BuzzFeed recruited five people at random to try to beat LAFC goalkeeper Tyler Miller from the spot.
It all started with plenty of optimism. As one shooter declared, "he's seen no tape on me, so I have the upper hand."
But then foot actually met ball, and things went about how you'd expect -- with one Hollywood-esque plot twist.