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Stefan Frei could return from concussion

Goalkeeper had one more test to clear prior to Wednesday’s match with the Colorado Rapids.

MLS: Chicago Fire at Seattle Sounders FC Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Stefan Frei remains in concussion protocol, but a final test was scheduled to be performed on Tuesday that could make him eligible to play in Wednesday’s virtual must-win at the Colorado Rapids.

“If he passes, he’ll be able to play,” Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer told reporters.

Frei was hurt on the final play of the Sounders’ 1-1 tie with the Chicago Fire when Alan Gordon barreled into him on a cross.

If Frei can’t go, the job would again fall to Bryan Meredith. The veteran goalkeeper made his first MLS start since 2012 — when he made 12 appearances for the Sounders — and had several strong saves in Saturday’s loss to the Portland Timbers, but still let in three goals. Two of those goals came off corner kicks.

“I think just little unorganized,” Meredith said when asked about the set pieces. “I think we need to organize a little sooner and stay focused on the game a little bit.”

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