I'm never one to defend many front office decisions, but the kid is young and adjusting to a much higher level of play. That's not his fault. He himself may be someone for the future.
But for today we've got some issues in the back that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. 4-2-3-1 helps, but we're one injury away from a pretty scary situation in defense.
Which was the reason, I believe, for going for Murillo. Major disappointment if RedBull went with a long-term project instead of addressing immediate needs. They should double and triple checked his scouting before committing to a long-term project. That is what our Academy is for. We should not waste resources on grooming foreign talent.
TBF, in that position, we have Lade and Zizzo. Lade has developed into a quality fullback. Say what you want about Sal, he is a legit MLS-caliber backup RB, and Bilyeau is all you could realistically expect for third string. If this kid develops into a second string/potential starter by the second half of the year (big if), then we're good. If he turns out to be a longer term project than that, they missed the mark. Same situation with Ndam. We learned last year that three legit CB's is likely not enough, but by the July window we should know better what we have and what we need.