Why have one DeRo when you can have two?

Toronto FC II goalkeeper Adisa De Rosario will get a second taste of the Canadian Premier League, this time joining his brother Osaze at York United.

The loan move comes as Eleias Himaras, the second-string goalkeeper for the Nine Stripes, recovers from a meniscal surgery that will keep him out of action until September. De Rosario should see ample playing time to help Martin Nash’s side fulfill their required domestic youth minutes.

York United is currently striving to meet the league’s requirement of providing an average of 145 minutes per match to Canadian Under-21 players. Failure to do so would result in automatic disqualification from the playoffs. To bolster their roster, the team recently secured Trivine Esprit through an extension of his U SPORTS deal and welcomed Carson Buschman-Dormond from Switzerland.

Adisa will join the team in Ottawa after traveling back with TFC2 from Columbus, indicating that he will likely be included in the matchday roster to face Atlético on Saturday night at TD Place.

At just 18 years old, De Rosario is a promising prospect in the MLS NEXT Pro league. He has made three starts for TFC2 this season, showcasing his talent after progressing from the TFC Academy. Additionally, he was called up for a Canada U-20 camp in preparation for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Last season, De Rosario signed a developmental deal with the Halifax Wanderers. Although he spent most of his time on the bench, he eventually made his professional debut in a narrow 1-0 loss to Forge FC.

Seeing both Osaze and Adisa play together in a home match with Canadian soccer legend Dwayne De Rosario in attendance would be a full-circle moment for the family dubbed by OneSoccer last year as “Canada’s first soccer family.”