Now that I've gotten your attention I don't mean they should'nt count on the scoresheet, I do however don't think they should count in an individual's scoring statistics. For instance Kenny Cooper has scored 2 goals in the last 2 games from the penalty spot giving him 18 goals for the season. How many other PK goals has he scored this season? Let's for arguments sake say he's scored 5 from the spot this season. In my world I think his stats should say he's scored 13 instead. I don't mean to pick on cooper I'm just using him as an example. Landon Donovan leads the league with 19 goals so far this year and I'll bet he's scored 6 or 7 of those from the Penalty spot giving him about the same amount of "REAL" goals as Cooper. Here is my point, Edson buddle has 13 goals I believe this season but how many PK's does he get to take? I'll bet he's only taken 1 or 2. Donovan is the guy to take them but how much better a goal scorer is Donovan over Buddle this year when you take this into consideration? Maybe Buddle deserves to win the Golden Boot award. To strengthen my argument I'll use the hockey comparison. Goals on penalty shootouts don't count on the scoresheet so why do they in soccer? I know, I know, penalty shots during regular play do count on the stats sheet in hockey but how many penalty shots does a player get in a season 1 if they are lucky. In soccer a top goal scorers goals are made up by about 40 % taken from penalty kicks. If I still haven't converted you then make the guy that's been fouled take the kick at the very least. So if Sirioux is fouled Sirioux takes the kick. If Cooper is the one not being fouled why should he take the kick? Just a thought.