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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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Three days after being eliminated by Seattle in the U.S. Open Cup, Real Salt Lake is hoping for a quick bounce back this Friday when it hosts D.C. United.
Real Salt Lake took 30 shots and enjoyed 70 percent of the possession against Seattle in Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup match, but it struggled in front of goal, which eventually allowed the Sounders to prevail in the...
After a 1-1 regulation and overtime, Seattle prevailed against Real Salt Lake in penalties with a 4-1 advantage in the shootout to advance to the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.
Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman is back from international duty, and he figures to be in the starting lineup on Tuesday when RSL hosts Seattle in the round of 16 match.
Coming off Wednesday's come-from-behind victory over New York, Real Salt Lake travels to FC Dallas this Saturday for a battle between the second- and third-place teams in the Western Conference.
Down a goal at the half, Real Salt Lake rallied past the New York Red Bulls for a 2-1 victory as Yura Movsisyan and Jordan Allen both scored goals in the second half.
Coming off last weekend's draw with Portland, Real Salt Lake hosts the New York Red Bulls this Wednesday, who haven't given up a goal in four straight games.
Yura Movsisyan converted a penalty kick in the 70th minute as Real Salt Lake rallied to tie Portland 2-2 at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday.
Real Salt Lake currently sits in third place in the Western Conference, but it's in great position to make a push up the standings with six of its next eight games at home.
Maple Mountain midfielder Aidan Dayton led the Golden Eagles to a 19-1 record and the 4A state championship, and is this year's 2016 Deseret News Mr. Soccer recipient.