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The Henny Derby Returns (Sort Of): Kickers to play Forward Madison in Connect 4

By Nathan Heintschel, 03/27/20, 5:45PM EDT

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THE DERBY WILL NOT BE DELAYED.


Photo Courtesy of Jessica Stone Hendricks Photography

RICHMOND, Va. – (Friday, March 27, 2020) – The Richmond Kickers are set to compete in a match of Connect 4 against Forward Madison FC on Saturday, March 28 at 3 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. CT.

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 to 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 grass fields.

Following the end of the Connect 4 match, a rebroadcast of the Forward Madison 0-1 Richmond Kickers match from 2019 will be played on the Kickers' official Twitch channel. More details of that broadcast will be announced at a later time.

Fans can watch the Connect 4 match unfold on each team's Twitter account:

https://twitter.com/RichmondKickers

https://twitter.com/ForwardMSNFC

Fans are also encouraged to keep in touch with the Kickers for all their Kickers-related needs. We are here for this community and this city. Our social media channels are open on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Feel free to email any of our staff with any questions.