Forward Madison is kicking off its season this Saturday, but not in the way it had planned...
The Flamingos are set to compete in a match of Connect Four against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m.
The match will take place on Twitter on the same day that the teams were originally supposed to face off on the pitch before the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the start of the USL League One season.
A rivalry birthed over social media and at a Red Army Tailgate during the 2019 season, the Henny Derby is a competition and a bond between Richmond and Madison that was never contained exclusively in stadiums and fields.
Following the end of the Connect Four match, Forward Madison will re-broadcast its Sept. 14 game at Richmond on the club's official Twitch channel. The Flamingos plan to start the broadcast at 6:30 p.m., when the original season opener was set to kick off.
Fans can watch the Connect 4 match unfold on each team's Twitter account:
Season tickets for Forward Madison FC’s 2020 season are now available! Get yours by calling 608-204-0855 or visit https://www.forwardmadisonfc.com/season-tickets.