The back line issues should lower our expectations for Brazil if the only proven players are warming the bench in MLS( Thomas&Taylor, Pepe is aged in the lower leagues and(Stewart&Davis) is scrapping in the lower leagues to hold a spot and fight off relegation. The quality and depth is just not encouraging and if we get out of the first round we just cannot hang when the games get tougher. We might of to go back to Tyrone Marshall until we discover someone for the right back spot because we have a glaring void there and at least he is playing regularly.
A perfect solution for right back would be Danny Simpson if he is interested in playing for us but then again maybe no one approach him to ignite is interest.
2018 looking more realistic right now, our product is just sub-standard with all the low level players. Those losses might just be the reality of where we are at and will not be much different next year.