Rimando and Dwyer had one of the closest battles in recent MLS Player of the Week memory, as a run-off was opened to voters who did not vote for either player to decide who was victorious in Week 7.
Both players earned five first-place votes and four second-place votes en route to requiring the runoff, but it was Rimando who ultimately claimed the honors for his three-save performance in Real Salt Lake's 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers. (See how the NASR members voted here.)
Dwyer had himself quite an outing, too. The Sporting Kansas City striker bagged a brace in the club's 4-0 demolition of the Montreal Impact, but alas it was not enough to outdo Rimando's latest heroics for the Week 7 accolade.
The Player of the Week award is Rimando's second of the season after the veteran goalkeeper was named the winner in Week 1.
2014 MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK