England is not sad yet, but they probably will be.
First, a quick terminology lesson: Football is a sport played all over the world, though in the USA, the game is quite different. I don’t like it when people use the derogatory term ‘handegg’ to talk about my beloved NFL football, so i’m not going to degrade English, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian, Russian etc. football by calling it ‘soccer’. Soccer is the term used to describe the game known internationally as football when it is played in America. For instance, last night, the USA beat Guatemala in a World Cup qualifying soccer match. It is called as such because it took place in Kansas City, KS, where the MLS team (stands for Major League Soccer) Sporting KC plays; it is a soccer match. This is in contrast to England, whose World Cup qualifying football match against Poland was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch in a roofed stadium.
Football, of all varieties, is a funny thing. While the game may not be the same, you can mention football in any country, and it’s more than likely a citizen’s favorite sport. You know how football is here in America: It is religion; it is a reason to wake up excited on Sunday morning; a reason to go to the bar with your buddies; it gets you though Monday. Go to England, you’ll find the same thing. English football happens on the weekends, with the occasional midweek match. There is Monday Night Football there, too (it is broadcast most weeks in the US on ESPN2 at 3PM ET, 8PM local).