FC Dallas, Leon to square off in friendly

FC Dallas will host newly ascended Mexican First Division club Leon FC at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Pizza Hut Park.

Leon, a five-time First Division champion, returned to Mexico's top group in the spring after 10 years in the lower ranks. The club is enjoying a good Apertura 2012 preseason, topping Cruz Azul, Pumas and defending champion Santos.

FC Dallas forward Blas Perez spent the 2010-11 season with Leon, where he scored 19 goals in 28 appearances.