James Edward
James Edward is a sports writer at the Deseret News, serving as the prep editor and Real Salt Lake beat writer. A graduate of the University of Utah in 1998, he has been a full-time sports writer of the Deseret News since 1999. James was raised in Salt Lake City and attended Olympus High School, graduating in 1994. He's had a passion for all sports since he was a toddler. James and his wife, Megan, have two children and live in Sandy, Utah.

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Joao Plata scored his team-leading eighth goal in the 81st minute as Real Salt Lake rallied for a 1-1 draw against Vancouver after a PK went against RSL in the 72nd minute.
Vancouver sat back defensively at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, and in the process frustrated the home team and escaped with an important tie.
Once one of the highest-scoring teams in MLS with 21 goals in 10 games, that production has dropped off dramatically for Real Salt Lake with only six goals in its past eight games.
Eight of the 11 MLS All-Stars as voted by the fans were part of the U.S. National Team at the World Cup in Brazil last month.
Bingham, Timpview, Brighton, Jordan and East begin the year ranked in the top five of the Deseret News preseason top 25 rankings.
Bingham, Timpview, Desert Hills, Judge, South Summit and Duchesne all begin the 2014 high school football season ranked No. 1 in their respective classifications.
After coaching high school football for 16 years, the last 13 at Davis High, Ryan Bishop is resigning to replace Kevin Dustin as assistant director of the UHSAA.
Roughly 36 hours after returning to Utah from the World Cup, Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando were instrumental in helping Real Salt Lake snap a five-match winless skid.
Nick Rimando and Kyle Beckerman both started less than 48 hours after returning from Brazil as they helped Real Salt Lake snap a five-game winless skid.
Winless in five straight, Real Salt Lake hosts the New England Revolution this Friday, but Independence Day games have historically been a problem for RSL with a 1-1-7 record.