(Eds: With AP Photos.) By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer Jurgen Klinsmann was at the top of the world.
OK, not quite. But as he stood on the sun-splashed 86th floor of the Empire State Building, he was 1,050 feet above ground level and had just led the U.S. to a snowy win over Costa Rica and a draw at Mexico that got the Americans' World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.
He's lived in Southern California for 15 years, raising a son and daughter with his American wife. Coaching the U.S. national team for the last 20 months has been an ideal job, and he's open to staying on after the World Cup for the next four-year cycle - if the Americans play well at the 2014 tournament in Brazil.
''It all depends on results,'' he said during an interview Friday with The Associated Press. ''I want to be measured by the outcome of your work, and the outcome of your work is Brazil 2014. It also depends on how the team presents itself, how they play, what really happens in the games.''