Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid and general manager Adrian Hanauer suggests that Mario Martinez will not return to the club.
The 23-year old Honduran midfielder is back at parent club Real Espana after his loan with Seattle ended on June 30 but after negotiations between the clubs, it is unlikely a temporary or permanent deal will be arranged.
"I don't think anything is moving on it at all," Schmid said on Thursday. "It's probably becoming a dead issue."
Hanauer added: "We're still in communication, but I'd agree with Sigi that it's looking less and less like he'll come back. Until he has a new team, until things are set in stone, I guess you never say never in these types of situations."