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Local team FC Santos wins adult league championship
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FC Santos of Monroe won its first South Wisconsin Soccer League championship. Players with the championship trophy at Twining Park include, from left, Rene Castellanos, Javier Luz, Jose Garcia, Efvain Elias and Alfredo Gonzalez. The team will host a celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday at Heritage House and the public is invited to attend and meet the players.
MONROE - For 20 soccer players on the FC Santos of Monroe team, their day doesn't always end when they get home from work.They still have time for their hobby away from family - soccer. The FC Santos team, which plays in the South Wisconsin Soccer League, can often be found dribbling and practicing at Twining Park. The dedicated work has paid off as FC Santos of Monroe beat Colonia 2-1 three weeks ago in Janesville to win the South Wisconsin League championship for the first time.Goalkeeper Jose Garcia, Monroe, started the FC Santos soccer team in 2002 when two players from Beloit wanted to develop a team.