The Soccer Ball is a novelty balloon from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The Soccer Ball novelty balloon first appeared in the 2007 Parade, to go along with the Baseball and Football balloons that year. This version of the soccer ball only appeared in 2007, and was later replaced by the new basketball balloon in 2009. However, it was used in a September 2011 test flight alongside Clifford the Big Red Dog and Harold the Policeman.
The soccer ball returned in 2012, this time, it had a much more colorful and vibrant design to it. This balloon was only used in the 2012 Parade, and has yet to make another appearance.