5. KOSOVARE ASLLANI

Team: Sweden
Asllani, who aided her national team as a forward during their World Cup qualifying matches last year, was not chosen for the final squad. Could it have been her shift in loyalty to the Chicago Red Stars last season? Or, given she's returning to her homeland with the Linkopings FC next season, was it the fear that her distracting good looks would take the media's focus away from the team? Hey, it's a valid argument!