The goalkeeper has an excellent view of the field of play and can change the field of play from one side to another. As an example, the ball can come to the goalkeeper from the right side of the field and he can kick it to the left side of the field. Changing the ball quickly from one side to another is important to move the ball past the opponent’s defense. Goalies can place the ball directly to the midfield with a drop kick so that the team is quickly prepared to attacking the other goal. Soccer teams that effectively use the goalkeeper to distribute the ball to players ultimately dominate play and have more shots on goal.