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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Visiting Portland knocked off FC Dallas 2-0 on Saturday, a result that helped Real Salt Lake avoid the West's wild-card game and clinch the No. 3 seed.
Check out the updated high school football state tournament pairings for 5A, 4A, 3AA, 3A, 2A and 1A.
Region 2 was unpredictable all season, and it was in Week 10 too as Hunter and West ultimately prevailed to earn a share of the Region 2 title.
After falling behind 10-0 in the first half, Fremont scored 21 unanswered points to rally past Syracuse and clinch the outright Region 1 championship.
Emily McIntyre and Madeline Morrill scored goals two minutes apart as Waterford blanked Delta in the 2A semifinals to advance to Saturday's 2A championship game.
Lizzy Baer and Jessica Sterrett both scored goals in Friday's 2A semifinal game against Parowan to punch Rowland Hall's ticket to Saturday's championship game.
Of the other five teams still in the hunt for a Western Conference playoff berth, RSL didn't beat any more than once this season, but coach Jeff Cassar believes his team was competitive every time it stepped on...
Alvaro Saborio and Kyle Beckerman each halted scoring droughts as Real Salt Lake wrapped up the regular season with a 2-0 victory over Chivas USA.
Real Salt Lake hosts Chivas USA in its regular-season finale on Wednesday, and needs a victory to keep its hopes alive of avoiding the No. 4 vs. No. 5 wild-card game.
A year after there were no tiebreaker state tournament play-in games, as many as five could happen this year if results unfold in certain ways in the upcoming Week 10.