After training this morning Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said the return of midfielder Mario Martinez is "becoming a dead issue, or close to that."
However, he also suggested general manager Adrian Hanauer might be the better source for that topic.
Minutes later, Hanauer largely agrees with Schmid's assessment.
"Mario is off our roster at this point, based on the fact that his loan expired," he said. "We’re still in communication, but I would agree with Sigi that things are looking less and less like he’ll come back. But until he has a new team, until things are set in stone, I guess you never say never in these types of situations."