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Pablo Campos has seen his last days in an RSL uniform, with team officials confirming today they have released the Brazilian forward a day before the Major League Soccer roster deadline.Campos is expected to be available to other teams in a waiver draft Wednesday.The move was hardly unexpected.Campos had been battling a bruised knee, and had not been seen at practice with his teammates for days. He was never a first-choice selection in two seasons with RSL, scoring just twice in 834 minutes across 27 league games and falling to fifth on the depth chart at forward with the offseason acquisition of former San Jose teammate Arturo Alvarez.What's more, Campos made $83,597 last season far more than RSL was prepared to keep paying for such a seldom-used player.Meanwhile, rookie midfielder Jarad vanSchaik appears to have made the team, at least for now. The third-round draft pick out of Portland sprained his knee early in training camp, but has returned to workouts and held his own so far. He is not expected to be released before the roster deadline Tuesday.