Currently, the team has six fit, full-time defenders to cover the four positions on the back line. Tyler Adams is a hypothetical seventh: the 17-year-old is being groomed to be a defensive midfielder, but can also play in defense and was recently mentioned as a possible solution to one of RBNY's earlier back-four selection headaches.
One option the team has already tried is currently on season-long loan to NASL's Jacksonville Armada. Karl Ouimette started six league games at the beginning of the year, when RBNY was coping with its first major spate of injuries in the squad.
His loan to Jacksonville and Chris Duvall's emergence as the squad's go-to, in-a-pinch, stand-in CB suggest the club has decided it won't be relying on Ouimette any further this season. Jesse Marsch's latest comments would seem to confirm that hypothesis:
Marsch on CB situation: "We'll keep Ouimette down with Jacksonville" after heavily considering a recall. Room on 30-man to add pieces. #RBNY— Eric Giacometti (@Eric_Giacometti) August 10, 2016
So Ouimette will stay in Jacksonville. The team will get through the current injury crisis without him. Other options will be explored.