The league's 15th team; Sounders FC began play in the 2009 season. During that season every home game was sold out, a new MLS record for average match attendance was set, and they sold the most season tickets in the league. The team finished the 2009 season with a winning record and qualified for the MLS playoffs, where they were eliminated in the conference semi-finals. Sounders FC is the second expansion team in MLS history to win the U.S. Open Cup tournament in their first season and they also compete with rival clubs for both the Heritage Cup and the Cascadia Cup.
Along with several organized groups; a 53-member marching band called the Sound Wave supports the team at each home game. Fans also selected the Sounders name for the club through an online poll in 2008, making the Seattle Sounders FC the third Seattle soccer team to share the moniker.
... that the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (better known as the 520 bridge by locals), is the longest floating bridge in the world at 7,578 feet (2,310 meters), and carries over 40,000 more cars per day than it was designed for?
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